The Chicago Bears made major moves to trade up to the 11th pick and draft Justin Fields to be their QB of the future. Justin Fields is expected to play behind Andy Dalton for the initial part of the season. But we could see Fields take over the reins eventually. And both HC Matt Nagy and Fields are excited.
The Ohio State alum torched defences during his 2 years in Columbus, Ohio on his way to 2 Playoff appearances, one of which ended in a National Championship appearance. Justin Fields was the 2nd best QB prospect on a number of draft boards, so the Bears could have gotten a big steal after Fields fell out of the top 10.
Blessed 🙏🏽 https://t.co/Sb2bBy2Y5f
— Justin Fields (@justnfields) April 30, 2021
Justin Fields and Matt Nagy are excited to work with each other
During an appearance on SiriusXM NFL Radio this week, Fields discussed the early stages of his player-coach relationship with Nagy. It sounds like things are going well thus far.
“We’ve had multiple conversations on how he sees me fitting into this offence and fitting into his scheme,” Fields said. “We’re definitely excited for the future. My job, of course, is to come in here, work hard every day, and become the best player and the best quarterback I can be.”
— SiriusXM NFL Radio (@SiriusXMNFL) May 10, 2021
Fields was also questioned on what he thinks he will have to work on in Chicago to become a better QB.
“I think there were a few things at Ohio State that we might not have done that multiple teams in the NFL are doing. I’m just kind of getting used to those things and I know the terminology is going to be different here when it comes to different concepts and different protections. I think once I get into the rhythm of learning that stuff and once I’m here for a period of time, I’ll pretty much have everything down.”
Fields may have been the 4th QB off the board but his talent on the field is up there with the best and that’s why Bears fans are hyped to have him in the building. Over 22 games as the quarterback for the Buckeyes, he completed 68.4 per cent of his passes for 5,373 yards with 63 touchdowns against just nine interceptions.
Justin Fields career stats (1 year at Georgia, 2 at Ohio State).
– 34 games
– 68.4% completion
– 5,701 yards
– 67 TDs
– 9 INTs
– 178.8 passer efficiency rating
– 9.2 yards-per-attempt
– 1,133 rushing yards
– 19 rush TDs
– 4.4 yards-per-carry pic.twitter.com/gHvbGIZeL9
— Cat Crave (@CatCraveBlog) April 3, 2021
So Justin Fields rookie season will be eagerly anticipated.