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Justin Fields, Tua Tagovailoa among players left out

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Trivia question: How many Bears quarterbacks have been named to the Pro Bowl in the common draft era (since 1967)? Chicago fans likely know the answer is two — Jim McMahon in 1985 and, yep, Mitch Trubisky for the 2018 season. The first is a Bears fan favorite. The second is not. Fields’ ultimate place in their hearts remains undetermined, but his breakout in 2022 has been nothing short of fantastic for the QB-starved franchise.

Some might argue that Fields has room to grow as a thrower, but he’s taken big leaps in that department, completing 68.1% of his passes with 10 TDs and four interceptions in his past six games. That included a strong showing in a loss to the Eagles. Considering his supporting cast, Fields’ passing growth has been admirable.

But we all know why Fields is here, first and foremost. He’s become one of the most dangerous runners at the quarterback position, recently joining Michael Vick and Lamar Jackson as the only NFL QBs to rush for 1,000 yards in a season. In fact, he’s currently on pace to break Jackson’s single-season rushing record (1,206 in 2019).

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