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Bears Reveal What's Different About Justin Fields In Year 2

Justin Fields on the field.

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - DECEMBER 20: Justin Fields #1 of the Chicago Bears scrambles against the Minnesota Vikings during the second half at Soldier Field on December 20, 2021 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

The jump from year one to two can often be significant for NFL quarterbacks. Could Justin Fields be next in line?

Fields struggled during his rookie season. Some of that can be attributed to the mess Matt Nagy created. However, he's not entirely at fault.

The former Ohio State star had plenty of ups and downs. He finished the year with 1,870 yards and seven touchdowns with 10 picks. He added 420 yards and two additional scores on the ground. The Bears went 2-8 as the starter.

How has Fields improved as a quarterback since then? Khalil Herbert told reporters on Tuesday that the former No. 11 overall pick has matured this offseason.

"His maturity. How he carries himself. I come in pretty early and he's here before me. ... He's approaching it with different mindset," he said.

It sounds like Justin Fields has taken a big step forward in his leadership ability. Hopefully his teammates stick by him this upcoming season, because he's facing a ton of pressure.

This will be a make it or break it year for the former Ohio State star. The Bears can't afford to sit around waiting for Fields to reach his peak.

Will Fields be the next NFL quarterback to take a significant jump in year two?