Post Week 5 Rookie QB power rankings: Davis Mills soars
Number four in the Rookie QB power rankings:
In Justin Fields’ second NFL start, he delivered a “good enough” performance to get the Chicago Bears a rather surprising win over the Las Vegas Raiders. Fields has two wins in as many starts and has Bears fans feeling good heading into their showdown with the heavily disliked Green Bay Packers this week.
Fields threw his first career touchdown pass to Jesper Horsted and led the Bears rushing attack down the field to guide the Bears to a 3-2 record, good for second place in the NFC North.
Eventually, the playbook will start to open up for Fields. Bill Lazor (Chicago’s offensive coordinator) calling the plays is the best thing to happen to Fields since he got to Chicago. He’ll face a Packers defense that ranks 19th in total defense.
Green Bay has done an incredible job in their rushing defense, allowing just over 500 yards rushing and four touchdowns this season. That’s going to be a tough task for the Bears’ run-first offense.
Green Bay’s pass defense is the 10th-best squad in the league, allowing just over 1100 yards and 12 touchdowns. If Fields can somehow find Allen Robinson to take the pressure off the run game, the Bears may just keep it close on Sunday.
It’s a good landing spot for Fields in our Rookie QB power rankings. Who’s next?