“The coach is going to make that decision, but for me, let's go!” the former Bears wideout told us at a charity softball game in Los Angeles on Sunday.
“Why not?! Off the bat, absolutely.”
Gault added that the only way for Fields to truly learn the position in the NFL is by playing.
While many people hold this belief, it looks like Bears head coach Matt Nagy is going to stick with Dalton for now. Dalton hasn't been all that impressive in preseason as Fields has shown tantalizing potential, but Nagy wants to stick to the original plan and keep the veteran as the starting quarterback.
The Bears have one more preseason game before opening the regular season against the Los Angeles Rams on Sept. 12. As of right now, it appears Dalton will be the starter. However, it will be interesting to see how long that lasts. If Dalton struggles, the calls for Fields will only grow louder.