Chicago’s Justin Fields was the NFL’s most-sacked quarterback final 12 months. And it’s no higher this 12 months.
Fields has been sacked 4 occasions within the first half of right this moment’s recreation in Tampa Bay, and that’s an enormous a part of the rationale the Buccaneers lead the Bears 13-10 at halftime.
Final week Fields was additionally sacked 4 occasions, and it’s clear that for all of the discuss this offseason about Fields rising as a quarterback and the Bears enhancing their offensive line, Fields nonetheless takes too many sacks.
That’s totally on him, not on the offensive line: Fields has spectacular expertise to make performs along with his legs (together with a dashing landing right this moment), however he depends on his legs far an excessive amount of and tries to achieve yardage after the play breaks down. What the Bears want Fields to do is full passes earlier than the play breaks down.
The Bears additionally suffered a blow when security Eddie Jackson was dominated out of the sport with a foot harm. Buccaneers working again Chase Edmunds can also be injured, having damage his knee within the first half.
The Bucs want to enhance to a shocking 2-0, whereas the Bears are attempting to stave off 0-2.