If there's one thing that's gone wrong with the Chicago Bears in 2021, it was the handling of rookie quarterback Justin Fields. Media, coaches, fans and even players took note of head coach Matt Nagy's fumbling of the situation, passionately declaring Andy Dalton as the starter throughout the offseason.
Fields was starting by Week 3 (because of injuries) and hasn't relented the role yet. But, the offense has appeared in disarray and unable to find any level of consistency or chemistry.
Leading Bears wide receiver Allen Robinson is someone who definitely noticed and he took a subtle shot at his head coach when asked recently about the chemistry issues.
“That’s something that we’re continuing to build on, again, continuing to get reps in practice. There weren’t many snaps that we took in training camp. A lot of these things, we’re just trying to build on.”- Allen Robinson
There's only one person to point the finger at because of the way the whole situation went down, and that's head coach Nagy.
Robinson and the other starters lost valuable training camp practice time to build reps with Fields, as Nagy insisted on running Andy Dalton with the first team.
The result has been a disappointing 2-3 record with Fields starting and the rookie quarterback amassing only 2 TDs to 5 INTs for a dismal 64.8 quarterback rating.
The Bears defense has kept this team alive, sitting at 3-4 on the year, but they must turn things around quickly if they hope to sneak into the playoffs. Currently, Chicago holds just +510 odds to make the playoffs on FanDuel Sportsbook.
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