Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields Nov 6, 2022; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields (1) rushes the ball for a touchdown against the Miami Dolphins during the second half at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Mike Dinovo-USA TODAY Sports

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.

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.

We’ll have to see if Fields can improve, but this stat certainly doesn’t look good for the Bears’ quarterback.

[Arjun Menon]