Bears all in on Justin Fields but heres how Chicagos moves compare to recent teams with second-year QBs (65 อ่าน)
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New general manager Ryan Poles said Friday that the team is " " second-year quarterback . It's no wonder, considering Chicago just one year ago traded up to select the Ohio State product No. 11 overall. But there's a reason Poles had to confirm as much: the team's actions this offseason haven't nece sarily catered to the young signal-caller. The new Bears regime will tell you there is more than one way to build a team and develop a franchise QB, but if you're still skeptical they built an adequate supporting cast for Fields in 2022, recent history suggests your concerns are valid.In the last three years, 2022 included, there have been 14 instances of young drafted QBs entering their second seasons with starting experience, and as unquestioned starters. T. J. Warren Jersey Regardle s of Fields' own imperfections as a prospect, it's very po sible he will enter 2022 having gotten the least help -- and the worst projected offensive lineup -- among all 14.Here's a look at how his fellow young QBs have been aided offensively by their respective clubs:SeasonQBTeamNotable veteran additionsNotable draft picks2022Justin FieldsBearsWR , WR , TE WR .2022WR , WR , TE , OG N/ Brian Bowen Jersey A2022WR , OT OG Cole Strange, WR 2022TE , TE , OG RB , WR 2022RB , WR , C , OG OG 2021N/AWR , OT 2021TE , C , OG OT , WR 2021WR , C WR 2021N/AWR , OL 2020N/AOT 2020WR N/A2020WashingtonN/ARB , WR 2020RB , OG WR , WR , C 2020JaguarsRB , TE WR Laviska ShenaultWe're not comparing apples to apples here. As these moves are entirely on offense, they don't account for justified investments on the other side of the ball; Chicago, for example, made two enticing additions to its defense in and via this year's draft, just as, say, the 2020 Giants went heavy on defense during Daniel Jones' second year. Some teams' additions may also Myles Turner Jersey appear only marginally more impre sive than those of the Bears; the Patriots, for example, aren't nece sarily getting rave reviews for making DeVante Parker the "shiny new weapon" for Mac Jones. This, however, is where the context of each team's supporting cast comes in. The Patriots also have , , and as skill-position starters. The Bengals entered 2021 with Burrow set to throw not only to Chase, but , and C.J. Uzomah. The Chargers' lineup already included , and . The Eagles had , , and a Super Bowl-tested offensive line. The Cardinals already had , and Christian Kirk when they added Hopkins in 2020.The Bears? Their projected offensive lineup, for Fields' sophomore season, is as follows: RB , WR , WR Byron Pringle, WR Velus Jones Jr., TE , LT , LG , C , RG , RT . Perhaps it'll be an improvement on their 2021 squad, which went 6-11 as the Matt Nagy regime sputtered to the finish line. Perhaps new coordinator Luke Getsy will allow Fields to utilize his dual-threat athleticism. Perhaps new coach Matt Eberflus will keep the defense feisty. But it's awfully hard to look at the guys directly around Fields and believe the Bears a.) are serious about putting the QB in the best position for 2022, or b.) came even close to doing just that.It's not a money i sue, either; the Bears currently own more than $16 million in salary T. J. Leaf Jersey cap space, with a league-leading $117.6 million projected available in 2023. That may well mean Poles and Co. are simply gearing up for a Jets- or Jaguars-level spending spree next offseason. By then, however, they will be halfway through Fields' rookie deal -- and one year closer to the deadline for exercising the QB's fifth-year option. It's po sible Fields' own talent will lift the Bears above expectations in 2022. It's po sible (but unlikely) Chicago has a blockbuster addition waiting up its sleeve. It's po sible they'll still be competitive for other reasons. But if Bears fans gripe about their team failing to properly help their star young QB take a step forward, let them. In the end, the QB and the supporting cast must both contribute to the Jalen Lecque Jersey man under center going from hopeful to confirmed face of the franchise. It's safe to say, at this juncture, Fields has a taller task than some of his peers in terms of making that leap.
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