There’s a lot of excitement about Bears quarterback Justin Fields heading into his second NFL season. Fields had a rough rookie year, which included being handcuffed by the most dismissed quarterbacks and coaching staff.
But this year will serve as a fresh start for Fields, who will be learning a new offense with offensive coordinator Luke Getsy. More importantly, new general manager Ryan Poles will look to maximize Fields’ development by keeping the playmakers straight at the wide receiver and offensive lineman.
Fields has been praised for his athleticism, work ethic, and star power, including from his former teammates at Ohio State.
During the 2022 NFL Scouting Combine, Fields’ former Ohio State teammates, including top wide receiver prospects Garrett Wilson and Chris Olev, had a lot to say about their college QB.
“You can tell right away he’s a pro. Obviously, he has the athletic ability and the talent you look for in a quarterback, but my experience with him was that he did his business the right way. Knew what you were doing with him. There wasn’t much discrepancy. He threw right all the time and he’s just a competitor, and that’s what you want in your quarterback.”
“I love him. He’s always done what’s best for the team and for them. If he gets into a terrible position on the field, if the pockets drop, he can roll over and use his athleticism Can use and throw Chris or Garrett or whoever is down. You’ve seen that in NFL flashes.”
“He worked hard. It’s something we’ve always known about Justin. Whatever [adversity] That he saw or whatever happened to him that he was going to work hard.”
“Oh yeah, definitely. Having me as my quarterback in college, I know what he can do on and off the field and I know how hard he works. I think we can in many ways.” I am similar and I think if we are on the same team then we can complement each other.
“If it happens, it’ll be great. I haven’t really thought about where I’m going to play — anywhere would be a blessing — but definitely connecting back with Justin at the NFL level is a dream.” Would be like being true, for sure.”
“Justin is a great player, great friend, and I can’t wait to see his career progress.”
“How he approached and played the role coming to Ohio State, his new role that he had, it’s something that we all looked at and so you saw him as captain after that year. He was really a He is a special friend, special on the field too, but what he did off the field was real.”
“I think the sky is the limit for him. Everybody knows. Like I said earlier, his talent has always been there and the way he goes about his business is something that makes him really special. He’s a pro. You know what you’re doing with him. And as he grows and continues to learn, he’s only going to get better. I see it as a friend am excited, but also as a football [player],