Personal QB coach explains what he worked on to help Bears' Justin Fields get to next level

Former NFL quarterback John Beck has been a personal coach for Fields.

(670 The Score) Former NFL quarterback John Beck became a tutor for new Bears quarterback Justin Fields prior to Chicago selecting Fields at No. 11 overall in the NFL Draft in late April.

For Beck, Fields has always proved himself as a quarterback ready to have success in the NFL, as he told the Bernstein & Rahimi Show on Monday morning.

"He always showed traits from even before I met him in person to when I met him in person of being an outstanding quarterback," Beck said.

Part of Beck's training of Fields has involved refining his ability to throw outside the pocket. While Fields has a strong throwing arm that allows success with deep passes, Beck felt he was relying too heavily on arm strength alone.

Beck and Fields worked on breaking Fields away from throwing with just the arm, allowing him to incorporate his entire body into throws outside the pocket.

"We put him in a lot of positions where he would have to move and make off-platform throws," Beck said. "That was being specific. The other thing was, sometimes Justin's body position, he would put himself in a position that didn't necessarily promote great trajectory and he would do it with his arm.

"He has a great arm and he relies on that arm. So we would say, 'Let's put your body in a better position so it's not requiring your arm to do all the work, but your body is going to be helping your arm.' It looks to the viewer as more effortless, but what it actually is is more efficient."

Featured Image Photo Credit: Kamil Krzaczynski/USA Today Sports