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While we’re only a few games away from developing Bears rookie quarterback Justin Fields, one of the things that is already prevalent is his drive to deepen the game.
This is nothing new, given that Fields was praised for his deep-ball accuracy in college, which was also present during training camp and preseason.
Fields has pitched 11 of his 72 attempts this season (15.3%), which is the highest rate in the NFL. In comparison, Andy Dalton attempted 0 deep passes in 50 attempts.
It’s always nice to see a Bears quarterback on a roster like this.
Rookie QB Justin Fields brought a willingness to push the ball deep into the Bears offense that was lacking under Andy Dalton (0 deep passes on 50 total attempts).
– Next generation statistics (@NextGenStats) October 13, 2021
The Bears didn’t ask Fields to do too much in his first three NFL starts, where they leaned on solid running play and didn’t ask Fields to throw more than 20 passes in their entirety. the season.
That could change on Sunday as the Bears take on their division rivals Packers, where Chicago has the opportunity to open the pass with a failed secondary.
“I can probably imagine in my mind all those games during training camp where he took the hit and shouldn’t have – or took a hit and we’re glad he tried, even though the defense did got hold of the ball, ”said offensive coordinator Bill Lazor.
“It’s the balance for a quarterback, because what you don’t want is a careful quarterback. You want a guy who is aggressive but who is smart. Balance is the key to growth. I think he did a good job with that, and he made a few shots on the field.