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Jordan Palmer 'Shocked' at Bears' Lack of Moves to Help Justin Fields

Palmer believes the Bears' front office didn't do nearly enough to supplement Fields.
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Former Chicago Bears' quarterback Jordan Palmer doesn't seem optimistic about 2022 team's outlook. In a recent interview with Heavy, he shared his skepticism surrounding the Bears, specifically when it comes to the offense.

“I’m not optimistic about how this year is going to go for [Justin Fields], largely because of the personnel the Bears have put around him," Palmer said.

Many observers and analysts from across the NFL landscape have seemed lukewarm on the Bears' offseason moves in free agency and the draft. Chicago arguably has the worst receiving corps in the NFC North and the offensive line isn't anything to brag about either.

Palmer believes the Bears' front office didn't do nearly enough to supplement Fields this offseason.

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“The expectations are so high, the pressure is very real, and I’m just shocked at all the things the Bears didn’t do to support their young quarterback,” he added.

An anonymous NFC executive also spoke to Heavy and shared Jordan Palmer's sentiment.

“It’s a bad offensive line, there’s no getting around that. It’s going to be a really long year for Justin. But, I still like him, when they put enough help around him. He’s someone you can win with for a while,” the unnamed executive said.

Such beliefs are fairly widespread. Many around the league believe Justin Fields can be an effective quarterback. But it's on the Chicago Bears' front office to provide him with the proper weapons and protection in order to fully unlock his potential. Only time will tell to see how the 2022 season plays out, but there doesn't seem to be much optimism.

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