(Audacy) It’s getting late early in Chicago for quarterback Justin Fields and the Bears, who dropped to 0-2 with an ugly 27-17 loss to the Buccaneers in Tampa on Sunday. Fields was sacked six times and threw two interceptions, including a pick-6 in the waning minutes that sealed the loss.
On the Audacy original podcast 1st & Pod, 670 The Score host Danny Parkins shared his feelings about Fields and the Bears after another uninspiring performance.
“When we did the podcast last week, I knew what my lead was going to be,” Parkins said (1:01:55 in player above). “I don’t know what I’m going to say. I’m so utterly disgusted.”
“There are so many negative things that for you to isolate or hone in on any one of them sounds like a very difficult task,” co-host Andrew Fillipponi replied.
Parkins mentioned a poll question that he posed to his Twitter followers asking if Fields is the Bears’ franchise quarterback. The answer was a resounding no.
“Do you disagree with them right now?” Fillipponi asked.
“No! How could you?” Parkins exclaimed. “The guy holds onto the ball for an eternity.”
There were a lot of people who saw the potential in Fields as the Bears went an NFL-worst 3-14 in 2023, but now the doubt is growing.
“Last year you thought you had your guy, I thought you had your guy,” Fillipponi said. “I watched the highlights with Fields and was convinced he was going to be one of the breakout stars in the NFL this season.”
Unfortunately, this season could end up being an even bigger disappointment in Chicago.
“I can’t go through another season already talking about Caleb Williams and losing out,” Parkins said. “I wore a boa and spent $200 on balloons and threw a QB1 party after a loss last year.”
“Do a show in a Caleb Williams USC jersey,” Fillipponi suggested. “Spend $200 on that.”
It doesn't get any easier for the Bears, as a matchup at the defending champion Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs looms next Sunday. The Chiefs have allowed just 30 combined points through two games.