With each passing day, the start of a new NFL season is quickly approaching.
The complete overhaul that is happening in Chicago means the young quarterback is getting a reset.
However, that reset could either help or hurt him for this season.
With every move Chicago made, they tore down their old roster from last season.
But some of those moves were necessary for Chicago to progress as a team.
So what are those moves and how will they affect the second-year quarterback?
Bears Let Allen Robinson Walk, Signed Other Receivers
Having a talented receiving corps is the key to success for quarterbacks in the NFL.
However, the Bears allowed veteran receiver Allen Robinson to walk in free agency.
But they signed other receivers to help Fields in his 2022 NFL season.
While some of those new receivers are good, they haven’t posted the numbers Robinson has during his time as a Bears receiver.
However, the Bears still have Darnell Mooney, who posted his first 1,000-yard season last year.
Darnell Mooney has the 18th 1,000-yard receiving season in Bears history.
He’s the first Bears draft pick to do it since Alshon Jeffery (2014).
— Kevin Fishbain (@kfishbain) January 9, 2022
So it appears the team has faith that Mooney can step into the role that Robinson filled over the years.
While the shake up with Fields’ receivers could affect him, there’s other things Chicago has done on offense.
Bears Shook Up Their Offensive Line To Help Fields
Something meant to help Fields in 2022 is getting him better protections.
The Bears offensive line was the worst in the NFL in protecting their quarterback.
After allowing 58 sacks last season, Chicago felt they needed some changes with that line.
While they failed to sign some offensive linemen, they signed Lucas Patrick, the former center from the Packers.
Patrick is a veteran center that will help Fields in his football progression.
They also drafted Braxton Jones, an offensive tackle who could be a solid starter for Chicago.
I don't think much should be thought about Teven Jenkins working with the second team today.
I'm more interested in the fact that Braxton Jones was starting at LT. I think he's a seamless scheme fit and could possibly develop into a solid starter down the line for the #Bears.
— Jacob Infante (@jacobinfante24) June 8, 2022
So with Chicago making some moves to improve that offensive line, not all the changes are bad.
However, he has one last change that will affect him the most.
Fields Has All New Coaching Staff For 2022
Working with new players is always a challenge to begin with.
Players need to develop chemistry with each other in order to become successful as a team.
However, having an all-new coaching staff means Fields has to learn a completely different offensive scheme.
That is an enormous impact on the young quarterback who was learning the offensive scheme under Matt Nagy.
But now he will learn this new offensive scheme with new coaches around him for 2022.
The question is if he can learn the new scheme and if those coaches can help him learn everything.
If they can’t work with him, then this reset for Fields will see him fail.
However, the new offensive coach is someone who worked with Aaron Rodgers, meaning Fields is in excellent hands.
That coach, along with Lucas Patrick, will be key in helping their quarterback grow throughout his career.
So while the first year might be painful for Fields, he will be fine after 2022.