Chicago Bears 53-man roster projection features Justin Fields and an evolving surrounding cast

Justin Fields is preparing for his second season in the NFL with a new head coach and offensive coordinator. Early indications are that he's looked comfortable with the new looks on offense, especially when he's on the move. Robin Alam/Icon Sportswire

LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- The Chicago Bears open the 2022 NFL regular season against the San Francisco 49ers on Sept. 11 at Soldier Field.

The Bears finished last season 6-11, overhauled the front office and brought in Ryan Poles as general manager and former Colts defensive coordinator Matt Eberflus as head coach.

Former first-round quarterback Justin Fields is the focal point as he enters his second season. With the third-most cap space ($23.8 million) in the NFL, Chicago can add a veteran or two ahead of training camp to bolster the unit around Fields. That number will jump to roughly $37 million if the team moves linebacker Robert Quinn, who was not present for nor excused from mandatory minicamp amid trade rumors.

Here's an early projection of what the final roster will look like based on offseason practices.

QUARTERBACK (2): Justin Fields, Trevor Siemian