LAKE FOREST, Ill. — Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields ranks final within the NFL in completions (34), makes an attempt (67), passer score (58.7) and interception proportion (6). As a group, Chicago is thirty second in complete passing and passing yards per recreation and is on the backside of different statistical passing classes, together with the fewest first downs earned by passing (17) and tied for the bottom variety of landing passes (2).
The first 4 video games of Fields’ second season with the Bears have been difficult by any stretch. But that is not how offensive coordinator Luke Getsy described it on Thursday.
“I don’t think he’s had a rough month,” Getsy mentioned. “I think he’s gotten better each week. I think he’s growing tremendously. And you know, it’s not easy. We’re playing good football teams, and it’s not easy to become the level of quarterback that he wants to become, and I know that he can become.
“The necessary factor is that we keep centered, maintain our eyes on that progress or on that course of and we make sure that we get better each and each week and I consider that we’re in that part.”
Fields is completing a league-low 50.7% of his passes and has been critical of his own performances in previous games, notably calling his outing against the Houston Texans in Week 3 “trash.” The quarterback said he felt the passing game operated better in a 20-12 loss to the New York Giants in Week 4 but noted plays he wished he could have done over.
Getsy concurred, pointing to the Bears’ lack of pink zone success (0-3) towards the Giants as a spot the place Fields missed open receivers.
“We gotta take the completions after they’re there,” Getsy said. ‘I think he passed up a couple you know cheap completions that gets you into that second-and-3, second-and-4, which makes the gold zone a lot more easier to go score. We gotta improve on upon that. We gotta go get those little cheap completions and then we just gotta execute in the run game better too. We had a couple opportunities there.”
Getsy has praised Fields for working inside the Bears “process” and the way the younger quarterback is executing what he is requested to. That’s the place the offensive coordinator says his focus is thru 4 video games, not a longer-term analysis of whether or not Fields is the reply for the Bears at quarterback.
“We have a lot more than just evaluating Justin Fields going on right now,” Getsy mentioned. “…That’s what everybody wants to evaluate — the quarterback all the time — and I get it. It’s all good. This is a process for all 11. There’s so many factors going into what’s going on around Justin and to just sit here and say, ‘Oh, we’re only focused on is this guy going to be the guy or not?’ that’s literally not even on my mind or I don’t think that’s on anybody’s mind in this building.
“We’re simply within the means of getting better. How can we get each man on this constructing to get better each and each week? As lengthy as we proceed to get better, then we’re stepping into the appropriate course.”
Meanwhile, running back David Montgomery returned to practice in limited capacity Thursday after being held out with an ankle injury he sustained in Week 3.
Montgomery said his availability for Sunday’ game at the Minnesota Vikings will be a “game-time choice.” He said he isn’t concerned about sustaining an injury during a contract year.
“I simply need to get wholesome and exit and play with the blokes, truthfully,” Montgomery said. “I’m probably not into the entire contract speak factor as a result of I’m a agency believer in no matter works out, works out. That’s how I see issues.”