While he had some flashes of brilliance during his rookie season, he had a 2-8 record and threw more interceptions than touchdowns.
Other factors might have contributed to his struggles, from not being the starter from the get-go to former Bears head coach Matt Nagy’s play-calling not helping his cause.
But Fields and the Bears could bury 2021 in the past and look forward to another season.
Former Indianapolis Colts defensive coordinator Matt Eberflus is now at the helm which could be a sign of better things to come.
Fields will be under contract with the Bears until 2024 when he will be just 25 years old.
If football isn’t working out for him, perhaps he can try his luck at another sport.
Justin Fields: Dual-Sport Athlete 🏈 ⚾
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The video shows Fields knocking one out of the field during batting practice.
He didn’t just become lucky in doing so because he has a baseball background.
Fields Hoping For Home Run Throws With The Bears
The new regime is looking to maximize Fields’ capabilities which could give them more scoring opportunities.
If that happens, they won’t be mired in mediocrity anymore.
While they made the playoffs recently, the Bears’ last postseason victory came in 2010.
It’s a lengthy drought that Fields and company would like to end in 2022.
But for it to happen, Fields must complete more home-run plays than questionable sequences.