Matt Nagy’s new Justin Fields comments should have Bears fans hyped
Andy Dalton is currently sidelined due to a knee injury that he suffered during the Bears’ recent home win over the Cincinnati Bengals. Thus, Fields is being tabbed as the Bears’ starting quarterback for the time being.
Over this week, Fields has been receiving crucial first-team reps with the offense in practice, with Bears head coach Matt Nagy watching closely to evaluate the rookie quarterback. Nagy is not only impressed with Fields’ play in practice as of late, but the Bears coach sees that even he is still “learning” more from the former Ohio State star.
In speaking during a press conference on Friday, Nagy gave his take on impressions from watching Fields in practice this week.
“We’re learning too,” Nagy said. “Like this week with him getting all the reps in practice, there are things that we’re seeing that maybe we didn’t see in the first two weeks because he wasn’t getting those one reps and that part is good.
“That’s healthy because now as long as we take that to him and say, ‘Hey listen when you do this or that, this is what you got to get a little bit better at. This is what you’re doing well, let’s go back and watch the tape and see why you were a little bit late on this throw.’
“And for him, all he’s doing is just these building blocks of a foundation of how he’s getting better. That’s the beauty of him having these great reps in practice, which is what he wasn’t getting, but now he has an opportunity to do it, so we got to take advantage.”
This sure will have many questioning on why Fields was not initially named as the Bears’ starting quarterback at the beginning of the season.
Nonetheless, all eyes will be on just how Fields will perform against a Browns defense that features one of the more formidable front sevens in the NFL today. This will be a grand test for Fields as he will have an opportunity to build a case on why he should be Chicago’s starting quarterback for the remainder of the season.