Justin Fields had an interesting rookie season with the Chicago Bears. The Bears wanted to slowly integrate him into the NFL, but he ended up playing in 12 games, ten of which were starts. That was probably more than the Bears would have liked him to play, and it wasn’t surprising to see him struggle throughout his time on the field.

On the bright side, Justin Fields got some exposure to what it feels like to play in the NFL in a fairly low-stakes environment. Chicago wasn’t going to win much last season even if Fields wasn’t forced into action, so even though he struggled, the experience he got last season should serve him well in 2022.

Some think Fields may have something to prove after a fairly uninspiring rookie season, but that’s not how Fields himself feels.