In a recent interview, Fields said he believes he can throw for 4000 yards in 2023.
“I think it’s definitely attainable,” Fields said. “I’ve been working on my arm strength and my accuracy. I feel like I can make all the throws. It’s just about putting it all together and staying healthy.”
Fields is entering his third season in the NFL, and some pundits believe he could take a monster step forward in 2023. Fields threw for 2242 yards, 17 touchdowns, and 10 interceptions last season, scampered for an additional 1143 yards and eight touchdowns, but fumbled the pigskin nine times in 2022.
Justin Fields has a knack of making entire defenses look silly. 😳 pic.twitter.com/D5Xd9EfLA1
— Bearsszn (@bearssznn) July 18, 2023
DraftKings Sportsbook IL has Fields on the board at +2000 to win the MVP award 2023. He is tied for sixth with Aaron Rodgers, Lamar Jackson, and Tua Tagovailoa but has big names like Patrick Mahomes, Joe Burrow, and Josh Allen standing in his way.
Can Fields win the 2023 MVP?
Fields is a long shot to win the MVP award, but he is definitely in the conversation. If Fields takes a huge step forward in his third season and leads the Bears to the playoffs, he might have a legit chance at winning the award.
If Fields can throw for 4000 yards in 2023, it would be a significant accomplishment for the young gunslinger. It should also put him in the conversation for the MVP award.
The addition of wideout DJ Moore was huge for Fields. Moore snagged 364 balls for 5201 yards and 21 TDs during his five seasons with the Carolina Panthers. He, alongside wide receivers Chase Claypool, Darnell Mooney, Velos Jones, and TE Cole Kmet, will give their young QB more options than last season.
Adding power RB D’Onta Foreman was a solid move. Foreman has 100-yard-per-game capabilities and will take some of the pressure off of Fields and should force defenses to worry about more than the duel-threat Fields brings to the football field.
— Bears Nation (@BearsNationCHI) May 21, 2023
The Bears reshuffled the O-Line and changed 4-5ths of that line from a year ago. Fields suffered through 55 sacks last season, and they can’t afford to let their star QB get destroyed like that every Sunday.
Chicago does have a favorable schedule. Aside from their NFC North schedule, the Bears have winnable home games against Denver, Carolina, Las Vegas, Arizona, and Atlanta. Their road schedule is much stronger with the likes of Tampa Bay, Kansas City, Washington, Los Angeles Chargers, and Cleveland, but if they can play .500 ball on the road, Fields might have a shot.
Finally, while there is every reason to believe Fields will have a sensational season, he has big names to get through just to be in the conversation for an MVP award. He’ll need to throw for 4000+ with an additional 1000 yards rushing yards to get close to overtaking the likes of Mahomes, Burrow, and Allen. I don’t think he will, and +2000 isn’t a good enough price for this wager.
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