Home Sports Chicago Bears Q&A: Should Justin Fields be developed more as a passer, even at the sake of winning? Could Khalil Herbert supplant Damien Williams as the starting running back with David Montgomery sidelined?

Chicago Bears Q&A: Should Justin Fields be developed more as a passer, even at the sake of winning? Could Khalil Herbert supplant Damien Williams as the starting running back with David Montgomery sidelined?

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I’m honestly a little stunned some have suggested Fields is a game manager. I wouldn’t look at him and his skill set and put him in that box. The Bears have to play to the strength of their roster, and as I’ve said previously, I think a lot of folks overrated their wide receivers after you get past Allen Robinson and Darnell Mooney. Some people talked up the speed the Bears added at the position, but Marquise Goodwin and Damiere Byrd have not been consistent performers throughout their careers. The same goes for Breshad Perriman, who has yet to be active. The Bears have issues on the offensive line, so if they lean more on their tight ends, they can help out the line, improve the running game and protect the quarterback. Fields hasn’t had to throw much the last two weeks — both wins. He attempted 17 passes against the Detroit Lions and 20 against the Las Vegas Raiders. He will develop with playing time and get better at everything. He has made strides in pure passing situations. Look at the third-and-12 throw he made across the middle of the field midway through the fourth quarter Sunday. It required patience and he had to throw a dart. He delivered.

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