The Chicago Bears have fans excited for the future after selecting quarterback Justin Fields during the 2021 NFL Draft, and now head coach Matt Nagy is revealing some of the team’s plans for the rookie signal caller.
With veteran Andy Dalton also in the mix to be the Bears starting quarterback this upcoming season.
“One thing I took away from all of this is that being able to evaluate players, the preseason is real” Nagy said, according to the Chicago Tribune. “You have real tackling. You have real situations. It’s hard at other times in the offseason to evaluate talent. … When you get specifically to the quarterback and to Justin, we’re excited to see what he can do in real situations, and that’s a part of the evaluation process that y’all keep hearing me talk about. We’ll know and we’ll see it. So in preseason, he’s going to get a healthy amount of reps, and we’re going to be able to see what he can do”
Nagy also mentioned their plans with Dalton.
“But at the same point in time, Andy (Dalton) needs that too. This is his first time here in this offense and working with these players and timing.”