Chicago Bears coach Matt Eberflus is tasked with turning around a once-proud franchise that has struggled in recent seasons. One of the pieces Eberflus has to work with is former Ohio State star and second-year quarterback Justin Fields.

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Though Eberflus didn’t draft Fields, the previous regime in Chicago used a lot of capital to select the QB in the first round of the 2021 NFL Draft. Heading into a new season, Eberflus discussed how Fields has progressed in the preseason (Via ProFootballTalk):

“I see more progress in practice,” Eberflus said after Chicago’s second preseason game. “His footwork’s getting better, his delivery when he’s feeling pressure, how he slides in the pocket and delivers the ball, that’s getting a lot better too. He’s improving every single day.”

Eberflus particularly highlighted Fields’ work when moving and outside of the pocket. That is likely an encouraging sign with the current state of Chicago’s offensive line less than promising.

“He does a really good job with the movement passes, the play-actions, in pocket, out of pocket, and to be able to deliver the ball,” Eberflus said. “So we’re excited about that.”

As for Fields, he recently said he is “excited” and driven to change the narrative surrounding the failure of QB development in Chicago. Hopefully, he’s able to make a big jump this season with a new coaching staff.