Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields does not lack confidence. He already has put himself in the list of top-five running quarterbacks of all time and now he is ready to shatter another record. In a recent interview, Fields guaranteed he will break an age-old Bears passing record.
Chicago Bears Justin Fields On Passing Goals
The Bears franchise record for passing yards in a single season was set by Erik Kramer (3,838) in 1995. They have never had a quarterback go over 4,000 yards. Jay Cutler came close twice but really didn’t get close. Fields is going to change that. “I will [throw for over 4,000 yards],” Fields said. “Plan on doing it this year.” Last season, Fields struggled in the passing game. He only had 2,242 passing yards in the whole season. He would basically have to double his output from last season. However, he has been working on his game all offseason and the news has been positive on his development.
Will We See Another Jump?
This would be a huge improvement and it would vault Fields into the list of the best quarterbacks in the league. If he could throw for over 4,000 yards and rush for 1,000 like he did last year, the Bears will likely win a lot of games. The offense is better. The offensive line has been revamped and DJ Moore gives Fields a true number one wide receiver to throw to. What also helps Fields is the defense is still a little suspect. This means that the Bears should have plenty of opportunities to air it out. This seems like a massive step and most Bears fans would be excited if he simply showed competence in the passing game.
I have to admire the confidence and work ethic of Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields. While I think 4,000 yards is a bit of a stretch, I don’t think it will be for a lack of work put into his craft.