Chalk Sunday’s 35-32 loss to the Miami Dolphins (6-3) up as another rebuild win for the Chicago Bears (3-6).

Even in defeat the Bears are producing an exciting product for its fans. Justin Fields has come alive over his last three outings, generating legitimate buzz about who the NFC North’s top quarterback really is at the moment.

Fields finished the day completing 17-of-28 passes for 123 yards and three touchdowns. However, it’s what he continues to do with his legs that sets him apart from his counterparts.

Fields scampered for 178 yards rushing on 15 carries, which included a 61-yard touchdown run. That is the most rushing yards by a quarterback in the NFL’s regular season history.

The Bears have not been in possession of the division’s best quarterback since Sid Luckman’s playing days in the 1940s. That being said, it’s not unreasonable to expect Fields to change that sooner rather than later.

Old Man Rodgers

Obviously Aaron Rodgers has occupied the NFC North’s throne for the last 13 years, but his recent play suggests that he’s heading in the opposite direction of Fields.

In the Green Bay Packers’ embarrassing 15-9 loss to the Detroit Lions in Week 9, Rodgers threw three interceptions against the worst scoring defense the NFL has to offer. Rodgers is set to turn 39 years old in December, and has never looked more over the hill than he appears to be this season.

Kirk Cousins has led the Minnesota Vikings to first place in the division, but there isn’t a quarterback in the NFL that consistently does less with more.

Quarterbacks around the league would do unholy things to have Cousins’ supporting cast, but he might be the most frustrating passer to watch not named Carson Wentz.

Credit Bears offensive coordinator Luke Getsy for Fields’ meteoric rise of late. Fields still has a ways to go as a passer, but Getsy has designed the offense to cater to his second-year quarterback’s strength.

Success breeds comfortability in this league, and Fields is starting to settle in. I believe a surprising amount of defensive coordinators around the NFL would label Fields as the most difficult quarterback to prepare for in the NFC North.

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