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Devin Hester just took a SHOT at the Bears' organization!


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Vince Carbonneau
November 18, 2023  (7:50 PM)
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For years, the Chicago Bears have been in pursuit of a stable quarterback, but success has remained elusive. From Jay Cutler's era marred by issues to Justin Fields' current tenure, the team has seen a pattern of talented players failing to unlock their full potential. Franchise legend Devin Hester has weighed in on this recurring theme, observing the lack of consistency in the quarterback role.

NFL reporter Kay Adams recently discussed various topics with the potential future Hall of Famer, where Hester expressed his thoughts on the team's quarterback dynamics. He agrees with some former players that Fields isn't the root of the problem; instead, it's the Bears' perpetual struggle to develop a robust offensive system. Fields is on his third offense in as many years, a turnover rate that Hester implies is too frequent for any quarterback to find rhythm and success.
Hester's insights, while valid, don't capture the full complexity of the issue. It's not always clear whether the quarterback lacks the skills to execute the plays, or if it's the coaches who fail to adapt the system to the player's strengths. The Bears' history shows a cyclical blame game — it was not Mitch Trubisky, then it was, followed by a coaching change, and now Fields is in the hot seat.
The quest for the right fit at quarterback is intricate. It's not just about finding the player but also about assembling a coaching team that can maximize his abilities. Hester suggests that simply replacing Fields or the coaching staff won't solve the deeper issues. Instead, giving Fields and the system a third season to synergize may be the best move. If no progress is made, then it might be time to consider a change.
General Manager Ryan Poles has decisions to make, especially with several games left in the season. The Bears' performance in these games, and particularly that of Fields, will likely influence whether the team will seek a quarterback in the upcoming draft or continue to build around Fields. As the Bears prepare to face their next five opponents, the outcome of these games will be critical in shaping the team's future strategy.
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