2022 will mark the second year for Justin Fields as a starting quarterback for the Chicago Bears.
His rookie season saw injuries and bad coaching hamper his success.
Now, the coaching and management for Chicago is completely new for Fields in 2022.
Fields may have new expectations with new coaching.
However, they should be patient with him as he learns the new offensive scheme in 2022.
David Montgomery Is Fields’ Biggest Tool For 2022
With Fields in his second year, and with a weak wide receiver group, he needs to rely on the rushing game.
They’re the only ones. The league thinks the bears have one of the weakest wr corps, which I do too. Too many unproven guys. We don’t even have a receiver that can play the X
— Waleed (@wmasood23) May 4, 2022
David Montgomery enters his fourth season with the Bears and is fairly consistent behind the quarterback.
He always rushes for over 845 yards and around seven touchdowns each season.
If he can improve on that solid production, he can help Fields in the passing game with play-action passes.
However, it will take training and patience from Fields to perfect the play-action technique.
If Chicago and the coaching staff can allow Fields to perfect these things, it will pay off in the future.
Bears Can’t Expect Too Much Until They Get Better Receivers
The Bears lost their number one receiver to free agency when they didn’t offer a contract to Allen Robinson.
@ChicagoBears why in the world would bears release Allen Robinson II is beyond being a bad move. A. Robinson II is a force to be reconned with… Bears Mgmt should atleast keep him 1 more year to see if who they pickup works out. A Rob II can come in and handle business
— Haze1iz (@Haze1iz) February 21, 2022
The move made little sense when they need a receiver to help Fields with developing.
Now, without a proven top receiver, they can’t expect the second-year quarterback to excel too much in 2022.
Unless Chicago can make a trade deal for a proven receiver, they’ll need patience with Fields on improving at quarterback.
However, even with a proven guy, they can’t expect instant change.
Bears Are In Rebuild Mode And Shouldn’t Expect Much In 2022
The bar is low for Chicago in the 2022 NFL season.
They traded away Khalil Mack, one of their best defensive players, and they let Robinson walk.
A list of other well-known players from Chicago’s 2018 NFC North title season were also released.
However, the team used the draft and free agency to address some areas of issues.
While they got several receivers, they didn’t get anyone that’s a 1,000-yard producer.
But they got Fields some added protection for 2022.
That means he should have time in the pocket to complete passes.
However, that requires him to be patient and not run outside the pocket at the first sign of trouble.
If he can do that, the rebuilding of receivers and linemen for him could pay off later in his career with Chicago.
New Coaching And Management Can’t Make Same Mistakes Last Regime Made
People saw the coaches and management in Chicago as the problem behind former Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky.
They ran from him the first sign of trouble, not allowing him to learn from mistakes.
If there is a repeat performance of this coaching style, it would destroy any chances for Fields in Chicago.
If he makes mistakes, leave him in and let him learn.
They can’t just pull him out like Matt Nagy did with Trubisky, unless they want the team to fail.NEXT: What Are Fair Expectations For The Bears In 2022?