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Fields aiming to break Bears' passing record: 'I plan on doing it this year'

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The Chicago Bears have never had a quarterback throw for 4,000 yards in a single season in their 102-year history, but Justin Fields is confident he'll surpass that mark.

"I will," Fields told Bryant McFadden of CBS Sports when asked if he'll accomplish the feat. "I plan on doing it this year, too."

Erik Kramer holds the Bears' single-season passing record when he threw for 3,838 yards in 1995. Chicago is the only franchise in the league not to have a 4,000-yard passer in a single season.

Fields threw for 2,242 yards in 15 games last campaign. The Bears ranked last in passing yards per contest, averaging only 130.5 per game.

But Chicago has made significant moves to help Fields become a better passer. The team added wide receiver Chase Claypool at last year's trade deadline and acquired wide receiver D.J. Moore this offseason, who's the best pass-catcher the Bears have rostered since Alshon Jeffery left in 2017.

Fields has struggled to get consistent production throwing the ball since entering the league, but he flashed his passing potential at Ohio State. He threw for 3,273 yards and 41 touchdowns in 2019 en route to finishing third in the Heisman Trophy voting.

The 24-year-old has 4,112 passing yards in 27 career NFL games.

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