Despite Justin Fields looking solid in his first win as a starting quarterback last weekend, Bears coach Matt Nagy remained firm that Andy Dalton was still the team’s starting quarterback when he returned from a leg injury.
Matt Nagy Reiterates That Andy Dalton Is Still The Bears’ Starting Quarterback And Immediately Gets Rippedhttps://t.co/3sR2JusA9T
— SideAction (@SideActionHQ) October 4, 2021
Justin Fields Time In Chicago
But that charade didn’t last too long. Just two days after his Dalton declaration, Nagy changed course, announcing that Justin Fields would be the team’s QB1 going forward.
Bears’ HC Matt Nagy announces that, going forward, Justin Fields is Chicago’s starting QB.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 6, 2021
After the Justin Fields news hit social media, Bears fans took a collective sigh of relief that the franchise actually did the right thing.
CHICAGO RIGHT NOW
Justin Fields is QB1! pic.twitter.com/mD0Iw21gZc
— Bears Talk (@NBCSBears) October 6, 2021
Wait what? Why was this announced right now?
I mean this is awesome but how does Matt Nagy make even the easy things confusing and weird https://t.co/9MTFCquAZO
— Big Cat (@BarstoolBigCat) October 6, 2021
#JustinFields is the Chicago Bears QB going forward 👍
— Larry Hunt (@LarryBHuntJr) October 6, 2021
— iLLEST | MrĐirtyĐubx (@MrDirtyDubx) October 6, 2021
Justin Fields revealed that he was told he would be the QB1 on Tuesday night. And with his parents in town, they wanted to go out to celebrate the news.
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But Fields opted to stay in with his dog to watch some game film, and his parents had to go without him.
#Bears QB Justin Fields says his parents wanted to go out last night to celebrate him becoming the starter.
Fields said no and just wanted to watch film and get ready for the game on Sunday.
His parents went out without him.pic.twitter.com/WM8NN1w7KY
— Ari Meirov (@MySportsUpdate) October 6, 2021
Justin Fields is far from a polished quarterback. But the raw talent and work ethic appears to be there.
And for Chicago Bears fans, they’ll be ecstatic to get a glimpse at their future for the remainder of the season.