Bears Justin Fields May Hinge On This Major Personnel Change
Justin Fields of the Chicago Bears continues to grow but the big question is how long the team can stay patient. Although the 24-year-old has proven that he can lead the team, his future with the Bears will hinge on a lot of things.
One of them is who will take over as the Bears’ new offensive coordinator after the dismissal of Luke Getsy.
Getsy and other Bears offensive staffers were fired on Tuesday, January 9. Fields was handled by Getsy but the progress is debatable, NFL.com reported.
“We want somebody that’s a great teacher,” head coach Matt Eberflus said on the team’s next offensive coordinator. “I think that’s important because he has to coach the coaches to coach the position. I think that’s the No. 1 trait of any great coach.”
Fields’ fate also depends on the NFL Draft
The Bears own the right to the no. 1 pick of the NFL Draft. General Manager Ryan Poles says they are in no rush to determine what to do with Fields and that they are going to do what is best for the team.
“I did think Justin got better. I think he can lead this team. But at the same time, there’s a unique situation where I have to look and our staff has to look at everything, and that’s exactly what we’re going to do, and that’s the same with free agency. We’re going to look at our free agents, given my personnel staff, do evaluations, and again, make the best decision we can for this organization to take the next step,” Poles stated.
This past NFL season, the 11th pick of the 2021 NFL Draft was 5-8 as a starter this past campaign, throwing for 2,562 yards and completing 61.4% of his passes.
After ending their season with a 7-10 record, teammates and fans threw their support to Fields. However, there are a lot of precedents in play – starting with who the Bears will select as the top pick of the NFL Draft that will be held starting April 25 at the Campus Martius Park and Hart Plaza in Detroit, Michigan.