Justin Fields

The Chicago Bears traded up to draft former Ohio State star quarterback and 2019 Heisman Trophy finalist Justin Fields in the 2021 NFL Draft, but in Fields’ second year in the league, it seems the team is still reluctant to throw the ball. That has never been more apparent than Sunday night.

During Sunday night’s game against the Green Bay Packers, the Bears attempted just 11 passes, completing just seven of them for 70 yards and an interception in the 27-10 loss. The lack of a passing game was something we haven’t seen in a long time in the NFL, according to Jack Miller.

“The Bears had 11 team pass attempts in a 27-10 loss tonight,” Miller said in a Tweet. “Since 2000, there are only two instances of a team having fewer pass attempts in a double-digit loss: Denver in Week 12 of 2020 (Kendall Hinton game) and Houston in Week 7 of 2005 (David Carr 6/9 for 48 yards).”

What’s even more perplexing is that 7-of-11 translates to a 63.6 completion percentage for Fields. Even if one of those incompletions was an interception, that still indicates that Fields was accurate in passing the ball. He just isn’t being given the opportunities.

It’s looking like the Bears will have to make some drastic changes to their offense sooner than later because this just isn’t sustainable in the modern NFL.

[Jack Miller]