After a season in which much attention centered on Justin Fields’ showings in the deep passing game, Chicago Bears head coach Matt Eberflus sees plenty of potential for the quarterback in this area of his play.

Speaking during the first week of the Bears’ OTAs, Eberflus was asked on if there has been any aspect of Fields’ play that has stood out to him. Eberflus went on to highlight Fields’ prowess in opening up the offense with downfield throws.

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“I would say he throws a good deep ball,” Eberflus said. “I'm excited about that.

“You could see it in the 7-on-7 and 11-on-11s. We're going to take our shots down the field. He does a nice job doing that, and that's what stands out to me.”

Fields featured in multiple drills over the opening week of the Bears’ OTAs. The former Ohio State standout took part in situational football plays and also guided the offense in two-minute warning drills.

This all comes after a debut season where Fields had quite a roller-coaster run in anchoring the Bears offense on crucial downs, which included throwing a mere one touchdown and six interceptions on third downs.

Heading into the upcoming 2022 campaign, plenty of attention sure will center on new Bears offensive coordinator Luke Getsy and whether he will opt to open up the playbook for Fields with a multitude of downfield passing plays.