The Chicago Bears are a storied franchise in the NFL. Despite the less-than-stellar success as of late, They’ve won the second-most games in the history of the League, have had some iconic players, and are an original member.
Despite that, the quarterback play hasn’t always been the best. Chicago seems to be on a perpetual quest to get a game-changing signal-caller under center to usher a more consistent and winning culture among the “monsters of the midway.”
Enter former Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields who is now been handed the keys to the kingdom, the next in a rather lengthy line of candidates to sit atop the thrown in Chicago as an All-Pro type quarterback.
He recently spent some time with Bryant McFadden of CBS Sports’ “All Things Covered Podcast,” and was asked about one stat no Chicago quarterback has ever reached, passing for 4,000 yards in a season. Fields was asked if he thinks he could be the one to surpass the mark for the first time in Bears history, and he answered confidently and quickly.
“I will,” Fields said. “I will. I plan on doing it this year, too.”
The @ChicagoBears have NEVER had a passer throw for 4,000 yards in a single season.
— NFL on CBS 🏈 (@NFLonCBS) July 20, 2023
It’s a bold statement for a guy that has struggled passing the ball so far in his very short NFL career. And while some of that is because the protection and weapons around him aren’t the greatest, he’ll have to show marked improvement from his best passing year last year as a full-time starter of 2,242 yards.
Fields has never been one to lack confidence, and his work ethic and skill set are there for him to achieve that lofty stat. It may not be this year, but I wouldn’t put it past a guy that has been proving people wrong all of his life.