Four years ago, the Chicago Bears spent their No. 2 overall pick on Mitch Trubisky. The gamble resulted in four below-average seasons. Fast forward to April of this year, the Bears found an opportunity to acquire their next potential franchise quarterback.
Fields entered the 2021 NFL Draft as a prospect worthy of a top-five pick. But he eventually fell all the way outside the top 10, and Chicago took advantage. The Bears selected the prospect with the No. 11 overall pick.
Fields will eventually be the Bears’ starting quarterback. If it were up to the former Ohio State star, he’d play in his first-ever NFL game today. Take a look.
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— Justin Fields (@justnfields) June 24, 2021
Justin Fields completed 68.4 percent of his throws for 5,701 yards and 67 touchdowns with just nine picks in 34 college games. He not only brings talent to Chicago. He also has a major chip on his shoulder.
The Jacksonville Jaguars, New York Jets and San Francisco 49ers held the first three overall picks of April’s draft. Each took a quarterback in Trevor Lawrence, Zach Wilson and Trey Lance, passing up Fields in the process. Fields is now out to prove those teams and his doubters wrong.
The Bears have had a tough time finding a quality starting quarterback as of late. The Trubisky experiment was a failure.
Now, it’s up to Fields to prove to the city of Chicago he isn’t another bust within the organization’s history.