Justin Fields opens up on the shortfall of talent at receiver

Vince Carbonneau
June 24, 2022  (10:14)

Scott Polacek of Bleacher Report had the chance to sit down with our QB Justin Fields to ask him a few questions. The first one was, no surprise, about the talent (or lack of) at the wide receiver position for the Bears. This has been on everyone's lips all throughout the off-season.

"We don't have an Odell [Beckham Jr.] or a Cooper Kupp on our team, but at the end of the day I think if everybody is on their P's and Q's, and we're on top of everything and not making mistakes, the players we have right now are good enough," he told Bleacher Report in an exclusive interview. "The front office thinks that, too. The fans outside of the facility, they don't know what's going on at practice. Just because we don't have a big-name guy, doesn't mean those guys aren't talented. I have plenty of confidence in myself and my teammates that we're going to get the job done."

While Fields does not have the best supporting cast in the NFL around him, he believes he will be able to take the next step toward becoming a great QB in this league.
"I'm more comfortable this year," he said. "I kind of know what's coming and know what to expect. Me not knowing if I'm going to be the leader of the team or not last year compared to this year means a whole different mindset. Just comfortability and knowing that I'm going to be the guy and that this is my team is definitely a different mindset as I try to be a leader for everybody on the team."

Fields eventually took over for Dalton last year and was somewhat inconsistent as a rookie while completing 58.9 percent of his passes for 1,870 yards, seven touchdowns and 10 interceptions, but he also flashed some of his potential and playmaking ability with his arm on deep balls and his legs with multiple spectacular runs.
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