Chicago Bears: 5 most impressive players in camp so far
Justin Fields, Quarterback
Fields has a lot of pressure on his shoulders. The fate of the Chicago Bears seems to be entrenched in his play. So far, however, he is responding to the challenge.
Fields has looked more confident. He has the confidence in his receivers to make plays so he will attempt more difficult passes. Additionally, he has more confidence that he has a good handle of offensive coordinator Luke Getsy’s offensive system.
There were many times last season when Fields should have made a throw but he did not think his receiver could make the play. He saw the times that his receivers dropped key third down plays. Also, there were times when the receiver got a hand on the pass, was not able to bring it in, and allowed the defender to make the interception.
He does not have to worry much about that now. He is threading the needle, knowing that his receiver will make the play. More often than not, the receiver is indeed making the play.
Fields is improving each day. He is forming good chemistry not only with Moore but also with the other receivers, tight ends, and running backs. He is running the system well and making the correct calls. Furthermore, Fields is having great conversations with Getsy. He has to have some trust with Getsy to make things work. He is doing just that.
Fields’ teammates notice how he is taking control of the offense. Moore spoke about it.
"You just see it. He’s making checks on his own. He’s doing a lot of different things off-script that they say he didn’t do last year. I’m seeing positives from him."
Fields is still not a finished product of course. Still, he is improving and has plenty of time to get even better.
If Fields is able to carry his momentum into the end of camp and into the regular season, Chicago Bears fans will be extremely happy in 2023.