The game Bears fans have been waiting for finally happened. Justin Fields had his best game as a passer last week against Green Bay and their 4th ranked pass defense, going 20-25 for 254 passing yards, but also had 2 Interceptions.
The first interception came on a deep curl route intended for Equanimeous St. Brown. It was supposed to be an anticipatory throw where the ball would be right there for St. Brown to pluck out of the air right when he turned around. The route was so bad that Green Bay Cornerback Jaire Alexander was able to get back to the ball before St. Brown to make the interception. I don’t blame this on Fields at all.
The second interception came with a minute left and Fields was just trying to make a play. This didn’t directly cause them to lose and it was in garbage time with the game already out of reach. I don’t have any problems with this interception either.
So how can Fields get better?
It all comes down to consistency. Fields has been electric this year and I’m a huge believer in his potential. He needs to keep throwing the ball like this. He was decisive, smart, accurate, and poised. If we keep seeing this over the final month, it will make him even more confident heading into the offseason. Doing this with bad weapons, including not having his number 1 Wide Receiver Darnell Mooney. It looked like Fields was comfortable spreading the ball around. Claypool, Kmet, St. Brown, Harry, and Pettis all had catches.
The best outcome for the Bears the rest of the way is Fields playing well in a loss where the defense allows 30+ points. This roster needs a blue chip prospect. Someone like a Will Anderson Jr. or a Jalen Carter would create so much optimism for the defense, and Fields is the optimism of the offense and the entire franchise right now. That’s why it needs to be a consistent thing.