Justin Fields: Greatness doesn’t happen overnight

NFL: JUL 29 Chicago Bears Training Camp
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All three Bears quarterbacks met with the media on Monday and they offered looks at three very different spots on the depth chart.

Andy Dalton talked about having a full grasp of the offense as he moves toward Week 1 as the team’s starting quarterback and Nick Foles discussed where he’d like to go in a trade as he sits in the No. 3 spot on the team’s depth chart. Dalton is the present in Chicago and Foles represents the past, which leaves Justin Fields as the future.

Patience for first-round quarterbacks to make their way into the lineup can be short and Fields acknowledged that a lot of people in Chicago want him to be in the lineup, but he cautioned that he still sees himself as a work in progress early in his first NFL training camp.

“I’m constantly growing every day,” Fields said, via Jason Lieser of the Chicago Sun-Times. “A lot of people are anxious to see me play, but greatness doesn’t happen overnight.”

Bears head coach Matt Nagy said things will change for Fields this week because “you start putting the pads on and the tempo picks up” in practice. The start of the preseason will come next week and that will be a chance for people to see Fields play for the first time. Greatness may not be on display, but hints of it should be enough to inspire excitement in the masses.

9 responses to “Justin Fields: Greatness doesn’t happen overnight

  1. The Bears have never had a great QB in the 100 year history of the franchise, but maybe Fields will be different.,

  2. It usually depends on how hard and devoted the player is.
    Evidence?
    Tom Brady.
    More evidence?
    Josh Allen worked on his raw inconsistencies 24x7x365, and his work ethic and will to win is the difference from being good to being consistently great.

  3. Early reports say he is really struggling getting into and out of the huddle. Probably one of the reasons that OSU QBs seem to do poorly in the NFL.

  4. To the guy comparing Tom Brady with Josh Allen already… bahahahahaha. Pump the brakes a bit bruh.

  5. Patrick Mahomes did not happen overnight. You are smart enough to remember that he sat behind Alex Smith for a year right? If you are not that smart then don’t make stupid comments.

  6. Bears34851 says:
    August 3, 2021 at 11:00 am
    Patrick Mahomes did not happen overnight. You are smart enough to remember that he sat behind Alex Smith for a year right? If you are not that smart then don’t make stupid comments.

    I’m well aware Mahomes sat as a rookie. He would have been just as good if he had played as a rookie. When Mahomes for the chance to start, he lit up the league. Mahomes is Special.

  7. News Flash, Justin…In the Bears organization and with this coach in charge of your development, greatness doesn’t happen over 4 seasons.

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