Justin Fields wrapped up his first NFL preseason on Saturday.
The Chicago Bears first-year quarterback looked pretty, pretty good throughout the preseason this month. Fields, though, remains the backup in Chicago.
Everyone seems to be asking the same question after his preseason performance: Why, exactly, is he still the backup?
The Bears have maintained that veteran Andy Dalton is the team’s starter heading into Week 1.
Justin Fields final preseason stats:
• 276 pass yards
• 92 rush yards
• 3 TD
• 0 INT
• 96.98 passer rating pic.twitter.com/B2dY9F0UfY
— NFLonCBS (@NFLonCBS) August 29, 2021
Fields had a big-time touchdown throw in his final preseason outing.
Fields into a tight window for SIX. @justnfields
📺: #CHIvsTEN on @NFLNetwork (or check local listings)
📱: https://t.co/fuBaH7nb4O pic.twitter.com/boIVuztVHf
— NFL (@NFL) August 29, 2021
Even Bears head coach Matt Nagy is speaking highly of the rookie quarterback.
“He’s done a lot of great things,” Nagy said, via the Chicago Sun-Times. “He’s done everything he can to make us feel that if we put him in a game, he would do fine. What we’ve asked him to do is digest this offense, be able to play fast. . . . He’s still growing with some things, but that’s natural. Every rookie quarterback goes through some of that stuff. He’s done a great job of staying very positive. He’s done what we’ve asked him to do.”
Fields will not be starting when the season opens, though.
Bears best option to start the season:
Justin Fields QB1
Bill Lazor calling plays
what the Bears likely go with instead:
Andy Dalton QB1
Matt Nagy calling plays
— Warren Sharp (@SharpFootball) August 21, 2021
The Bears are set to open the regular season on Sunday, Sept. 12 against the Rams.
Kickoff is set for 8:20 p.m. E.T. on NBC.
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