If Chicago wants Justin Fields to succeed, then the team needs to assemble offensive weapons around him.
With Allen Robinson going to the Los Angeles Rams in free agency, the only above average player for Justin Fields is David Montgomery.
Now, Chicago added Byron Pringle from the Kansas City Chiefs, there is still an opportunity to bolster the receivers through the 2022 draft that is stacked with talented wideouts and signing players this offseason.
While the defense does not directly impact Fields success, this does factor into a successful team. The Bears gave up 3,257 yards through the air, which was the third fewest in the 2021 season. The 65.8 percent completion rate the Bears’ defense allowed tied for 14th in the league. Khalil Mack was traded to the Chargers in the offseason, so it is worth noting that these stats may not be as remarkable in the upcoming 2022 season. More importantly, Chicago was trounced on the ground as it allowed 2,127 yards, which tied for ninth worst in the NFL.
With his second season looming as the starting quarterback, Fields will need weapons to help further his progression as the face of the franchise Chicago wants him to be. As demonstrated in his first season, Fields does not perform well under pressure as he was sacked 36 times in 12 games. He also finished with seven touchdowns compared to 10 interceptions. Arguably his best two games came in week four and five against the Detroit Lions and Las Vegas Raiders. With 11-for-17, 209 yards, no touchdowns and one interception, he did not contribute as much to the win as he should have. On a 12-for-20 performance for 111 yards and one touchdown, in this win he still did not carry the load.
Fields needs to develop, and Chicago wants to develop him, but if he does not get the help he desperately needs, then a change of scenery would be best for Justin Fields.