The Chicago Bears have had some modest success five weeks into the 2022 NFL season.
They have won two games even if quarterback Justin Fields completed a total of 16 passes in both matches.
However, they lost three, two of which were against high-powered offenses.
But they could have won more games if Fields only had more time to throw the ball.
Justin Fields is being sacked at a 17% rate. By far highest in the NFL. Nearly double the second worst, Daniel Jones.
That's being sacked nearly once every five a dropbacks.
— Benjamin Allbright (@AllbrightNFL) October 12, 2022
KOA Colorado host Benjamin Allbright tweeted, “Justin Fields is being sacked at a 17% rate. By far highest in the NFL. Nearly double the second worst, Daniel Jones. That’s being sacked nearly once every five dropbacks.”
Therefore, the Bears have serious issues on their offensive line.
After all, Fields had a 71.4 percent completion percentage in their loss to the Minnesota Vikings.
Great things may happen if he has a solid pocket of protection around him.
Instead, he was sacked twice in their season-opening victory over the San Francisco 49ers.
He absorbed three in their loss to the Green Bay Packers and five in their win against the Houston Texans.
In Week 4, the New York Giants had six sacks on Fields, en route to a 20-12 loss for Chicago.
The Vikings had two sacks on Fields in Week 5.
Those numbers placed the Bears in the 27th spot scoring-wise, averaging only 17.2 per game.
Fields also has a 55.7 completion percentage through five games.
Solid Protection Can Lead To Better Results
If he is not throwing the ball, Fields can use solid blocking up front to take off for huge runs.
He is already averaging 4.6 yards per carry and has one rushing touchdown.
If nothing’s happening during a pass play, Fields can maximize the gaps created by their linemen.
That situation can give him longer gains with his feet or possibly more touchdowns.