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There hasn’t been much to enjoy with the Chicago Bears this season. But one of the few things is watching the development of rookie quarterback Justin Fields.
While Fields’ rookie season has been anything but perfect, it’s clear he has everything it takes to be a great quarterback in this league – athleticism, arm, leadership, IQ football, the “it” factor.
But don’t take it from me. Take it from future Hall of Fame quarterback Aaron Rodgers, who raved about Fields’ star potential.
“I think he’s a really talented kid,” Aaron Rodgers said of Fields on the Pat McAfee Show. “You can obviously see he has a really good arm on him. He can really move around and expand plays and play games outside of the pocket… He has a lot of star qualities with his presence and abilities.
– Pat McAfee (@PatMcAfeeShow) December 14, 2021
Rodgers said the key for a young player like Fields is to focus on the little details and focus on a specific area to improve before the start of the season.
“The most important thing for young players is to keep working on the little things, the little details,” said Rodgers. “Even as an older player, every year you go back to watch the movie from the previous year and try to work on one specific thing during training camp. I think that’s too much to ask: “I have to work on six different things to get better. Take a thing or two that you really want to work on in the offseason. It could be handling the ball, it could be footwork in the pocket, just little things to improve. And if you start stacking up years and years of trying to work on one, or maybe even two, specific things, you can truly become a star.
Assuming Rodgers’ time at Green Bay draws to a close – whether it’s this season or in the near future – Fields has the potential to become the best quarterback NFC North has to offer. But he certainly has a long way to go.