Despite throwing a near-perfect game in the Chicago Bears’ preseason finale against the Cleveland Browns, and despite all the positive buzz surrounding quarterback Justin Fields from Bears camp, the 2022 quarterback ranking from The Ringer has the second-year pro among the NFL’s bottom-feeders at the position.
The Ringer’s Steven Ruiz recently published his ranking of all 32 starting quarterbacks. He ranks Fields 28th.
“This isn’t a talent issue. Fields has a tremendously strong arm, and he’s fast as hell. But he just doesn’t see the field all that well,” Ruiz wrote. “Throwing with anticipation is a prerequisite for playing quarterback, and Fields struggles with that. He is too willing to drop his eyes and go into scramble mode—which works out sometimes because he’s good at it—rather than dump it off to a back and let a skill player get those yards. Timing and accuracy issues make it hard for Fields to string together long drives, so he has been overly reliant on splash plays thus far.”