Justin Fields Ready to Give it His All to Become Chicago Bears’ Starting Quarterback

Published 05/14/2021, 10:58 PM EDT
Dec 19, 2020; Indianapolis, Indiana, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes quarterback Justin Fields (1) drops back to pass against the Northwestern Wildcats during the first half at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports


Trading up on draft day to land Justin Fields was a power move by the Chicago Bears franchise. The team that has been in desperate need of a franchise quarterback for ages feel Fields is the man with the answers to their problems.

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But Fields will probably have to wait to get his first snap in the league. With the franchise signing veteran QB Andy Dalton, Fields faces competition for the starting job. 

The 22-year-old quarterback from Ohio State though is not one to run away from adversity. 

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Justin Fields ready to make starting job his own

Speaking to the media after the first day of rookie camp, Fields said that he most certainly is ready to put in the work to be the team’s starter.

“I think everybody on our team should be striving for a starting job. If you’re not, then there’s no reason for you to be here. So, of course, I’m going to do everything that I can to get that starting job,” Fields said.

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When he might be ready to make his first start, however, is something Fields admitted is not in his hands.

“It’s not up to me, coach (Matt) Nagy has a set plan on my development and stuff like that. I’m just gonna work hard and keep my head down and just keep grinding it out every day,” he said.

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

When asked whether he was comfortable with the plan the Chicago Bears have for him, the rookie QB said he’s okay with waiting for the right moment.

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“I’m very comfortable… I think it’s very important for the players to trust the coaches and the coaches to trust the players. Whatever coach Nagy has planned for me, it’s what I’m going to do and what I’m going to follow.”

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The quarterback from Ohio State was one of the most sought after players in this year’s draft class. Quick on his feet and possessing a rocket of a throwing arm, the quarterback has the tools needed to be a franchise QB.

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Whether he can live up to those lofty expectations, only time shall tell. 

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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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