(670 The Score) As the Bears endured struggles in their 27-17 loss to the Buccaneers on Sunday, safety Jaquan Brisker pulled quarterback Justin Fields aside and gave him a hug.
Brisker wanted Fields to feel the support from himself and the team. As the Bears are off to an 0-2 start and are mired in a franchise-worst 12-game losing streak dating back to the middle of last season, Fields hasn't yet ascended as so many hoped.
On the Bernstein & Holmes Show on Tuesday morning, Brisker shared his faith in Fields.
“We got (Fields’) back,” Brisker said. “Right there. Always talk to Justin. We got that relationship to where he can tell me what I do good or bad and I can tell him what he does good or bad. I talked to him yesterday. Justin is Justin. He has all the talent in the world. We see him have the greatest throws, the greatest touch, and we see him run the ball when he doesn’t run the ball. Like, you look at his college film, he barely ran the ball when he was at Ohio State. All he did was throw the ball.
“He’s a great player. He’s going to get it done for us. I trust him. We got his back as a team. I got his back. He’s going to deliver. The defense has to help him. We got to get more turnovers. We have to capitalize on the turnovers. Whatever goes on over there, I know that they’ll get it right. I know Justin will. He’s a great player. We got his back. That’s our quarterback. Everybody has to be behind his back. He’s a great player. We see the plays that he makes. We’ve seen it. We just got to put it all together and we got to help him out. He’ll be fine.”
Fields has completed 60.6% of his passes for 427 yards, two touchdowns and three interceptions in two games this season. The Bears have managed only 547 total yards of offense in their 0-2 start.
Now, the challenge will only get more difficult. The Bears (0-2) take on the defending Super Bowl champion Chiefs (1-1) on Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium.