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Heading into his third season as a member of the Chicago Bears, many expected quarterback Justin Fields to take the next step in his development and potentially even break out in a similar fashion to the way Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts did in 2022.
Through three games, however, Fields and the Bears are 0-3, and it seems like the young quarterback is actually worse than he was last season.
Last week, Fields made some comments (that he then backtracked on) that hinted at Chicago’s coaches being part of the reason for his struggles this year.
Following those comments, former NFL All-Pro cornerback Charles Woodson believes the ball is now in Fields’ court to basically put up or shut up, via FOX Sports: NFL.
“For Justin Fields, you gotta play your way out of Chicago or play the coaches up outta there. That’s the way I see it. Either you’re going to play well in spite of the coaches, or you’re going to play really bad. This is your time to either say, ‘I want to be in Chicago’ or ‘I’m really that bad, and they’re going to get rid of me anyway.’”
“You gotta play your way out of Chicago, or play the coaches up out of there.” @CharlesWoodson shares his perspective on Justin Fields’ situation with the Chicago Bears. pic.twitter.com/LUsTzq13AU
— FOX Sports: NFL (@NFLonFOX) September 27, 2023
Woodson is very familiar with playing for a poor-performing team as he was a member of the Raiders for multiple years when they failed to qualify for the playoffs.
Despite the Raiders’ lack of success during his tenure with the franchise, Woodson still continued to play at a high level, and it ultimately resulted in him landing with a much more stable organization in the Green Bay Packers.
So it seems like Woodson is speaking from his own experience and attempting to send a message to Fields to keep striving to be the best, no matter how much the Bears struggle this season.
Will the quarterback find a way to bounce back from his early-season slump or will he give Chicago more reasons to consider moving on from him in 2024?
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