Justin Fields did not have a particularly strong game for the Chicago Bears this weekend, but a set of advanced stats show that it was actually a worse performance than it even seemed to be.
As Arjun Menon points out, Justin Fields had an “outlier performance” on Sunday afternoon – but in a bad way.
“Justin Fields had an outlier performance Sunday, and not in a good way. Since 2018, he’s one of 4 QBs that had an avg time to throw of above 3.21 seconds, and an ADOT of 5 yards or lower in a single game.
The other QBs? Ian Book, Sam Darnold, and Zach Wilson,” Menon said in the post.
Justin Fields had an outlier performance Sunday, and not in a good way. Since 2018, he's one of 4 QBs that had an avg time to throw of above 3.21 seconds, and an ADOT of 5 yards or lower in a single game.
The other QBs? Ian Book, Sam Darnold, and Zach Wilson pic.twitter.com/lFR6YsbNts
— Arjun Menon (@arjunmenon100) September 13, 2023
That’s generally not a group of quarterbacks you would like to be associated with, and Menon added a little context about why this performance from Fields was particularly concerning.
“ADOT & TTT individually don’t mean much for evaluating QBs, but a high TTT + low ADOT is typically a bad combo that you don’t really want to see from your QB,” Menon said. “Fields also ranked 18th in average time to pressure on Sunday so this wasn’t a ‘he was scrambling for his life because of pressure from the Packers’ problem.”
All in all, that combination of scores is pretty horrible news for Fields, and the NFL world had plenty to say about it on Twitter as a result.
Justin Fields is just not good https://t.co/PESJAYbJga
— David Lombardi (@LombardiHimself) September 13, 2023
Yet more evidence of how badly Justin Fields sucks. https://t.co/JeoF8EhPcz
— AndrewG (@englishwithandr) September 13, 2023
Eesh- I believe Fields is very talented but he needs a playcaller curating an attack specifically to what he does https://t.co/SCDyNiWEFL
— MR (@mramire70) September 14, 2023
Forget being a franchise QB, Fields need to salvage his career just to be a backup at this point. Woof. https://t.co/VoakxWdvbr
— your friend (@whispererofbeer) September 13, 2023
Surroundings don’t help, but Justin Fields ain’t it folks https://t.co/ybNXrl1H1X
— Carmichael Dave (@CarmichaelDave) September 13, 2023
— Khalil Herbert Stan Account (@TommyK_NFLDraft) September 13, 2023
He had double the time Daniel jones had. Literally https://t.co/16sg6Cx83n
— GAIG (@CourtneeHendrix) September 13, 2023
We’ll have to see if Fields can improve, but this stat certainly doesn’t look good for the Bears’ quarterback.