There are plenty of reasons to be excited about the upcoming season if you’re a fan of the Chicago Bears.
Justin Fields showed glimpses of greatness last season, and former NFL QB Dan Orlovsky believes he’s going to be an MVP-caliber player in year three.
In his latest appearance on “The Pat McAfee Show,” Orlovsky explained that Fields was in the absolute worst position of any QB in the league last season because he had both a bottom-five offensive line and a bottom-five skills group.
"Justin Fields was in the worst QB situation in the NFL last season..
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The Bears went to great lengths to solve both issues, adding a legit No. 1 option like D.J. Moore and revamping the offensive line.
And while it’s not like they’ll crack the top 10 in any of those categories, there’s still a major improvement if you compare last year’s roster to this.
Despite his subpar supporting cast, Fields was still able to be accountable for over 3,000 total yards and 25 touchdowns, so it would only be natural to think that he could get at least eight more scores and 1,000 more yards, according to Orlovsky.
So, even if he’s not going to be in the MVP conversation because the Bears won’t be that good, Orlovsky still believes his numbers will be MVP-caliber.
The hype surrounding Fields is as big as it’ll ever be.
But there are still some serious doubts about him as a starting-caliber quarterback, so there will be plenty of pressure to deliver and take that leap forward now that the team doubled down on their commitment to him.NEXT: Bears WR Highlights 1 Big Justin Fields Change This Season