Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields will be charged with orchestrating offensive coordinator Luke Getsy’s system in 2022, one he’s brought from the Green Bay Packers and was mastered by future Hall of Famer Aaron Rodgers.
Fields has a long (long, LONG) way to go before he can be discussed in the same class as Rodgers, but NBC Sports’ Peter King was at Bears training camp this week and saw similarities in how the second-year passer is being used by Getsy.
“You bring Luke Getsy in from Green Bay, and I swear when I watched practice and I saw Justin Fieldsー I mean how many times have we seen Aaron Rodgers roll right and then nine out of 10 times he throws, and one out of 10 he scrambles,” King said on the Under Center Podcast. “Well, I saw Justin Fields do it today, and his athleticism when he gets anywhere near the open field is fantastic. I think he’s going to be a little bit more of a running threat, obviously, than Rodgers was. You don’t want him to make a living at that because of the chance of injury, but I think this offense really fits Justin Fields well if he can be accurate. That is going to tell the tale.”
Justin Fields’ accuracy has never been a major concern on his scouting report, but whenever a new system is implemented, hesitation and timing can lead to errant and inaccurate throws.
“I think he’s got a really good chance,” King said. “It’s in Justin Fields’ hands, period. He can do this. I love the offense he’s in. Luke Getsy is a rising star in this business. I think he’s in a really, really good position.”