Justin Fields hasn’t even taken a snap for the Chicago Bears, yet wondering if he could be their best quarterback since the 1940s and Sid Luckman is a legitimate question.
That has more to say about the string of middling quarterbacks the Bears have had since Luckman’s Hall of Fame run than it does Fields’ potential, but it’s something that is being talked about on a national level.
Mark Schofield from the USA Today’s Touchdown Wire was a recent guest on the SB Nation’s NFL Show and he talked rookie quarterbacks with host Michael Kist, and the two of them spent time discussing what Fields can do for the Bears.
The clip is only a few minutes long, but it’s cool to hear Schofield (a Patriots fan) and Kist (an Eagles fan), gush over Justin Fields and his fit in Chicago.
Since Luckman’s time playing for the Bears (1939-1950), there has been only one All Pro QB in Chicago and that was Johnny Lujack in 1950.
Lujack, who was named to the Pro Bowl in 1950 and 1951, is just one of five Pro Bowl QBs the Bears have had since Sid’s time as well, with Ed Brown (1955, 1956), Billy Wade (1963), Jim McMahon (1985), and Mitchell Trubisky (2018) being the others.
Only time will tell what Fields will become, but the bar isn’t very high for him to be considered one of the better quarterbacks in Chicago history.