Bears beat reporter Courtney Cronin gave a detailed look at the new Bears offense being installed, and a lot of it revolves around QB Justin Fields and moving. “I don't want to get too much in detail with it, but Justin’s on the move a lot, and I think he does well with that,” tight end Cole Kmet said. “That’s been exciting to see, and you see the types of throws he can make with his legs and on the run and off-schedule.”
Cronin also touched on Fields and Eberflus' relationship getting stronger and his ability to pick up the offense. “We have to be on the same page, always,” Getsy said. “That’s where I feel like he’s grown, is communicating with me so well now, things that he’s feelings, things that he sees and so that part of it has just been tremendous for a young guy to be able to do that.”
Second-year tackle Teven Jenkins also commented on how the offense looks from his point of view. “It is a big difference,” Jenkins said of the scheme. “It’s a lot faster pace, a lot more up-tempo, getting around, setting edges, all that stuff. How that affects you is you got to slim down a little bit more, get faster, speeding up in certain areas.”
The article also focuses on RB David Montgomery and his role in the new offense.
The Bears offense is one of the biggest question marks for fantasy players ahead of 2022 drafts. Even if the coaching staff is just blowing smoke towards reporters, what the offense is doing in OTAs is at least foundational for expectations this season.
CHI QB Justin Fields - Week 16 Fantasy Football Outlook
Week 16 at Seattle Seahawks
Justin Fields was OK last week, finishing with 285 pass yards and a touchdown with 25 rush yards and a fumble. It's Fields' third consecutive game with a fumble as turnovers have been a problem for him this season. Fields now has 14 turnovers in his 10 starts, and that includes Week 11 when he only played half the game. The turnovers become a problem when Fields doesn't have high production in other areas, such as his eight touchdowns in 10 starts.
Fields' rushing ability makes him an interesting option, but he's mostly been a frustrating player from a fantasy standpoint. He gets an interesting matchup this week vs. the Seahawks, who have given up the most passing yards to quarterbacks but are on the lower end of overall fantasy points allowed to quarterbacks. Fields wouldn't be a horrible option in Week 16 because of the uncertainty at the position around the league, but there are plenty of better options available.