Justin Fields and the Chicago Bears are heading into a new era after head coach Matt Nagy was fired after the 2021 season. While many fans had a problem with the way Nagy ran things, Fields was apparently not a fan, either.
His personal QB coach, Ron Veal, recently spoke to 670 The Score in Chicago and revealed that Fields didn’t like Nagy’s game plan in his first NFL start, a 26-loss in Week 3 to the Cleveland Browns.
“It was bad,” Veal said. “He took a beating that day. It was kind of crazy and weird at the same time. . . . I know he was a little pissed about it but I didn’t get an explanation. And I really didn’t ask because I know he was in a situation where he was really pissed off about it.”
The Bears signal-caller struggled immensely in that game, but he received little coverage from Chicago’s offensive line. The former Ohio State standout completed just 6 of 20 passes for 68 yards while getting sacked nine times. Nagy honestly faced criticism all season long for his way of doing things. To put it into perspective, Fields was sacked on 36 different occasions in just 12 games.
However, with a new coach in Matt Eberflus, the hope is Justin Fields can improve in his sophomore season. The Bears will need to find him some more weapons out wide though after losing Allen Robinson. Expect them to be active in the draft.