Bears Optimistic About Justin Fields’ Passing Game
Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields can unlock his passing game by improving his footwork, according to head coach Matt Eberflus.
Eberflus as well as OC Luke Getsy feel Justin Fields is beginning to deliver on the potential which made him the 11th overall pick in 2021.
While the Bears finished 3-14, Justin Fields still made great strides – literally, by dominating games with his legs. His team-high 1,143 rushing yards made him just the fourth NFL quarterback with over 1,000 yards rushing in a season.
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It’s not difficult to see where he needs to improve as he led the NFL in fumbles with 16. As well as that, he threw 11 interceptions and averaged less than 150 passing yards per game in 2022.
“Part of that (needed improvement) is rhythm and timing. That’s the footwork with Justin,” Eberflus said.
“He’s been working on that really, really good in terms of the quick pass, dropback pass, movement pass, and he’s really made some big strides in that area coming in so far — on his own and now coming into the phase two (of the offseason), that first week.”
“Where he was at this time last year to where he is now, I think he’s just light-years ahead of where he was,” Luke Getsy said.
“And I feel like he has a ton more to grow going forward. So we’re excited to try to get the best out of him moving forward and keep working toward where we think he can go.”