Justin Fields will run scout team offense at Bears’ practices when regular season starts

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Bears coach Matt Nagy is continuing to insist that rookie quarterback Justin Fields will not be the regular-season starter. Instead, Fields will be running the scout team at practice.

Nagy said today that Fields will help the Bears’ defense prepare by running scout team in practices when the regular season starts. So for Week One, Fields will be doing his best Matthew Stafford impression to help the Bears’ defense gets ready to face the Rams’ offense.

Despite Andy Dalton struggling during the preseason while Fields made several highlight-reel plays, Nagy never wavered in his insistence that Dalton is the Bears’ starter.

At some point this season, it seems likely that Dalton will get benched for Fields. But until then, Fields is doing the work of a backup quarterback.

3 responses to “Justin Fields will run scout team offense at Bears’ practices when regular season starts

  1. Matt Nagy is either doing everything he can to get himself fired, or he has a 100% guarantee from the McCaskeys that he won’t be. The way he runs this team just keeps getting weirder to the point now that those are the only two possible explanations.

  2. If you can’t tell by now, Matt Nagy has basically been told he’ll be back next year and maybe even the year after that. The McCaskeys don’t want to change horses in the middle of the stream.

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