Bears: Justin Fields uses his legs to make a play in the passing game
Fields can make plays on the ground, but his cannon of an arm is why he got drafted so high. In the third quarter, the Bears reached paydirt again thanks to a breakdown in coverage by the Dolphins.
Will this happen against more stringent NFL starters? Probably not. But it does show that Fields ability to scramble — and Nagy’s willingness to role him out of the pocket — can create conflict for opposing defenses.
By moving the pocket, Nagy allows Fields to get more time to throw the football, and throw to an open target rather than anticipating a route, as would be the case in high-leverage situations.
This is not to say that Dalton can never make these plays, but he lacks the mobility and arm strength at this point in his career to be such an electric play-caller like Fields.
With Justin Fields, the Bears offense can be the best version of themselves.