In light of the new NFL season, Monsters of the Midwest has asked us to pick our Favorite Bear and explain why they will succeed in 2022. Although there are many great options on both sides of the ball.
I had to go with my guy, Justin Fields. Aka Future Super Bowl MVP Justin Fields. Flashing back to the moment Fields was drafted, the excitement that filled the city will never be forgotten. In my lifetime, I have never seen a Bears quarterback with the potential and physical traits Fields possesses. I truly believe he will lead the Bears to wherever he desires.
The moment that made me a believer was the Week 9 game against the Steelers. In the final 2 minutes of that game, Fields showed everything you could ask for and more from a first year QB in the NFL. While the throws were big time it was his poise, confidence, and determination to win that stood out to me. Even though the Bears lost this game, Fields showed glimpses of what the Bears hope he will become.
As for 2022, I see Fields taking a much-needed year 2 jump. While I expect the Bears to be a run-heavy team, I only expect that to help Justin in creating opportunities for him down the field. Also, expect tons of play-action and rollout passes. In 2021, Fields had the highest passer rating on designed rollouts with a 138.5 rating.
This should allow Justin to keep the turnovers down and play smart football, hopefully leading to more wins for our Chicago Bears!
To wrap it up, I’ll throw out a WAY too early 2022 stats prediction for Justin Fields. 3,635 yards, 27 passing TDs, and 9 interceptions. We’ll also say he adds 500 rushing yards and 4 TDs in that department.
Can’t wait for the 2022 season!