Chicago Bears Head Coach Matt Nagy Talks About Having a ‘Successful Entry Plan’ for Justin Fields

Published 05/13/2021, 11:40 AM EDT
Jan 1, 2021; New Orleans, LA, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes quarterback Justin Fields (1) celebrates after a touchdown pass against the Clemson Tigers during the first half at Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports


The Chicago Bears have been in need of a franchise QB for long. The franchise went all in for Russell Wilson in the offseason to no avail.

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With the duo of Mitch Trubisky and Nick Foles failing to deliver the goods last season, the Bears signed veteran QB Andy Dalton to their ranks for the upcoming season.

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While many believed that the Bears’ search for a quarterback was over with the signing of Dalton, the franchise surprised all by trading up to draft Ohio State’s rookie QB Justin Fields with the the 11th overall pick.

While the franchise will likely start Dalton in the first few gameweeks, Fields is expected to take over soon than later. But Bears Head Coach Matt Nagy maintained that there is no rush to start the rookie.

Chicago Bears will wait for the right moment for Fields debut

Speaking to the NFL Network, Nagy talked about how the franchise finds itself in a comfortable position with three quarterbacks.

“We are in a position right now where, with the three quarterbacks that we have, we know that we got to put a really good plan together for all three of those guys,” said Nagy.

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Talking about when to start Fields, Nagy said the Bears are talking about a successful entry plan to help the QB ease into the league.

“The obvious one here with the draft just happening is with Justin Fields and us going up to get him. We know what we have sitting in front of us with him. We gotta make sure that he has a successful entry plan and we don’t know how that’s gonna look.”

Dec 19, 2020; Indianapolis, Indiana, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes quarterback Justin Fields (1) against the Northwestern Wildcats. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports

Nagy though said that with Dalton too on the roster, the Bears are in for a unique experience.

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“At the same point and time, we have Andy Dalton on our roster. Andy’s come in here and done a really good job in these Zoom meetings. He’s really excited, too, to be a big part of this and see what he can do with us. It is unique. It’s gonna be different,” he added.

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With the Bears yet to decide on when the time is right for Justin Fields to make his debut, by when do you expect the rookie to take his first snap in the league?

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Shivayan Roy

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Shivayan Roy is currently an NFL writer at EssentiallySports. After completing his Masters Diploma in Journalism from the Asian College of Journalism, Roy functioned as a reporter for Goal.com and extensively covered the FIFA U-17 World Cup.

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