The NFL has been and always will be a “what have you done for me lately” league. Player narratives change like the weather, and when it comes to Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields, he’s quickly gone from a second-year player who needs development to one of the most electrifying quarterbacks in the sport.
According to NFL.com’s latest quarterback ranking, Fields is more than just a budding superstar. He’s one of the 10-best players at his position.
“Fields started the season nestled at the bottom of this list,” NFL.com’s Marc Sessler wrote. “The lost-puppy look has been wiped off his face as the second-year starter emerges as one of the game’s more exciting player-development tales. Chicago play-caller Luke Getsy deserves Nick Sirianni-level credit for this midseason reshaping of the Bears’ offense into the league’s nastiest ground attack, with Fields at the forefront.
“He’s the league’s 11th-leading rusher, having fried another victim Sunday with his 61-yard scoring blast against the Dolphins. He’s also grown as a passer over the past few weeks. His targets are loving it, but scrambled defenses are not, forced to account for the threat of him taking off into space.” Mike McDaniel quipped after the game, explaining why he told Fields to “stop it” with the footraces.”