There’s nothing like a great comeback story to remind you that anything is possible. Not even the most impossible of moments, like the loss of a football game. It would be easy for football fans to feel deflated after last Sunday’s derby between the Chicago Bears and the Green Bay Packers. Instead, Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson and Bears quarterback Justin Fields immediately helped lift spirits by expressing their enthusiasm for the game.
It’s no secret that the Chicago Bears are in desperate need of a replacement for their mediocre quarterback, Mitchell Trubisky. After missing his entire rookie season with a season-ending shoulder injury, it was expected that Trubisky would be able to take a leap forward in Year 2, but he suffered a hamstring injury during minicamp and his season was once again cut short. The Bears have been searching for their franchise quarterback ever since the retirement of Jay Cutler, and it looks like they found their guy.
Justin Fields is starting to feel at home with the Chicago Bears. The former Ohio State Buckeyes quarterback was selected in the first round in hopes of providing long-term stability at the quarterback position that has plagued the Bears for years. Fields’ performance on the field has yet to be determined, but off the field he says the right things.
Justin Fields expects Chicago Bears to be slow
Ohio State Buckeyes’ Justin Fields looks on during the fourth quarter of the College Football Playoff national championship game against the Alabama Crimson Tide at Hard Rock Stadium on Nov. 11. January 2021 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images) The Bears expect big things from Fields, but not right now. Despite a first-round deal to select him, the Bears seem content to wait and see. The Bears have two experienced quarterbacks who can help Fields make the transition to the pro game.
Fields will likely have control of the clipboard in his first year. However, he opens some eyes during the team’s first practices. It will be great to see him start to understand what we’re doing in this offense, Nagy told the Chicago Sun-Times, to see him continue to grow and open up and ask good questions, which he does. Everything we thought about when he first came here, when he was learning and obsessing over everything we taught him and then being able to be himself on the field – he does that very well.
Justin Fields did everything right
. Fields doesn’t seem downhearted about his time in the NFL. He played against some of the toughest opponents in college football and played in the national championship game. Fields has all the right stuff – athleticism, a strong arm and stamina – but he also has a lot of confidence. In a rookie camp interview published by CBS Sports, Fields said he was no stranger to fame. Although he will be playing at the highest level and performing in the big city, he doesn’t mind. I’ve been in the spotlight since high school, he said.
I feel like I was made for this. I’m made for this sort of thing. This is not new to me. I’m just going to keep working hard and getting better every day. He knows he has to be patient, but that doesn’t stop him from working hard. Coach (Matt) Nagy has a clear plan for my development and things like that, Fields said. I’m just going to work hard, keep my head down and keep working every day.
Fields also said four words that captured the hearts ofBears fans
. Fields also says the right things behind the scenes. In the latest episode of 1920 Football Drive , a video series that gives viewers a behind-the-scenes look at the Bears organization, Fields said four words that drew reactions from Chicago fans on social media. Fields was with Bears quarterbacks coach John DeFilippo. They talked about Josh Myers, who was Fields’ center at Ohio State. DeFilippo asked if Myers had been called. Listed fields: Wrong team. The team Fields was talking about? The Green Bay Packers, the Bears’ biggest rival. These four words have not gone unnoticed.
On Twitter, Bears fans enjoyed every minute. Stick it in my veins, one Bears fan wrote about the video. The other wrote: He’s my protector. Four words will go a long way in Chicago, especially if they are directed negatively against the Packers. COMPARED TO: Justin Fields is Chicago’s future, but he and his Bears teammates may be leaving town