Justin Fields Needs Support From ‘The Whole Football Team’
If there is consolation for Justin Fields, it’s that the Chicago Bears beat Houston 23-20 despite his lackluster showing.
The Bears quarterback completed just 8 of 17 passes for 106 yards and two interceptions on Sundays. As well as that, Justin Fields fumbled the ball twice.
His 27.7 passer rating was the lowest of his career so far.
Head coach Matt Eberflus says the whole team needs to support Justin Fields as he grows into his role.
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“I think when you are working with a young quarterback in a new offense, I think the people around him have to be solid,” Eberflus said. “So that’s important for us, meaning that the protection has to be good, the run game has to be good, the defense has to be really good and special teams, we’ve got to be awesome.
“What you do is you support that quarterback while he’s growing. And while he’s going through this, and there’s going to be good and there’s going to be things that he has to improve on, but that’s on the whole football team. The whole football team is like that.”
“Straight up, I just played — I don’t want to say the A-word, but I played like trash,” Fields said. “Really just got to be better.
“I’m going to go see the film tonight. I played terrible,” he said. “See what I could have done better and get better.
“After two picks, the score is 20-20,” Fields said. “The picks are not going to do anything for me now. It’s like at that point, I’m going to do whatever I can to help us win the game. Of course, I want to play better but — I can’t be out here sulking, this and that. Got to win the game.”