On the year, he’s completing 57.3-percent of his throws for 816 yards, two touchdowns, and six interceptions. He’s added 140 yards and a score on the ground.
Last weekend, Fields was 22-for-32 for 184 yards and three picks against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. It was a game to forget for the rookie against Tom Brady and the Super Bowl champions.
Allen Robinson, the Bears’ top receiver, thinks the team’s offseason preparation plays a part in these early struggles. Unlike some of his 2021 draft class counterparts, Fields was not the Week 1 starter for the Bears, and as a result, wasn’t getting first team reps this summer, as he sat behind Andy Dalton. As a result, he doesn’t have the chemistry with targets like Robinson that he may have otherwise.
When it comes to his chemistry with Justin Fields, Allen Robinson points out that they didn't get many snaps together in training camp. #Bears
— Adam Hoge (@AdamHoge) October 26, 2021
“That’s something that we’re continuing to build on, continuing to get reps in practice,” Robinson told the media Tuesday, per Bears Wire. “There weren’t any snaps that we kind of took in training camp. A lot of these things, we’re trying to build on.”
Allen Robinson has been Chicago’s most dangerous weapon for a few seasons now. Justin Fields’ struggles in getting him the ball certainly show in the numbers.
On the season, he is 17-for-29 for 205 yards, no touchdowns, and three interceptions—half of his season total—when targeting the former Pro Bowler, per NFL.com.
The Chicago Bears are back at home this Sunday, hosting the San Francisco 49ers, another team dealing with a veteran vs. highly touted rookie quarterback situation. Kickoff is set for 1 p.m. ET.