Bears quarterback Justin Fields has but to show he is a franchise QB, however Chicago common supervisor Ryan Poles has totally endorsed the 24-year-old.
“I do consider in Justin Fields, and I do consider he can take the subsequent step to get this group to a championship-caliber crew,” Poles just lately told NFL Community’s Cynthia Frelund throughout an interview on NFL Plus (h/t NBC Sports activities Chicago).
Fields, the eleventh total choose within the 2021 draft, is an distinctive runner. Final season, he rushed for 1,143 yards, seventh within the NFL and second most for a QB in league historical past.
As a passer, nevertheless, Fields should enhance. In 15 video games, he posted a 60.4 completion percentage, third to final within the league, and a QBR of 54, roughly the league common.
Poles additionally informed Frelund that he evaluated QBs accessible within the NFL Draft for a transcendent prospect. However he reaffirmed his confidence in Fields previous to the draft by trading the No. 1 total choose to Carolina for WR D.J. Moore and extra.
Poles additionally mentioned he stored Fields knowledgeable of the crew’s draft plans.
“I need my quarterback to be part of the draft course of,” Poles told Frelund.
Chicago added offensive expertise within the draft, choosing Tennessee deal with Darnell Wright and Texas RB Roschon Johnson. Now Fields should show he could be a franchise QB.