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Film study: New Bears QB Justin Fields brings franchise potential

The Bears have acquired the quarterback who could very well be their franchise player for quite some time.

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The Bears swung for the fences by trading up to the No. 11 overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft, and they very well may have hit a home run by selecting Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields.

A two-time All-Big Ten quarterback and a two-year starter with a 20-2 record in his collegiate career, Fields was widely considered to be one of the best overall prospects in this year’s draft. His fall outside of the top 10 was widely considered to be a surprise, and when Chicago gave up a 2022 first-rounder and more to move up nine spots, it was pretty obvious what direction the team was going in.

Fields is a strong-armed, accurate and athletic quarterback with an incredible collegiate resume and a high ceiling at the next level. Not only is he safer than a prospect like Trey Lance, but he arguably has as much potential as any quarterback in the 2021 class.

To give you all a quick breakdown of what to expect from the Bears’ new quarterback, I put together a thread of Fields’ strengths on Twitter.

For more on the Justin Fields selection, give Robert Schmitz a listen on his Bear With Me podcast as he’s joined by Jacob Infante, EJ Snyder, and Danny Meehan to break down the pick.