Justin Fields: I’m ready, I’ve been preparing for this moment a long time

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Bears rookie quarterback Justin Fields will make the first start of his career on Sunday in Cleveland, and he has no doubt that he’s up to the task.

Fields said after Matt Nagy announced that he’s starting that he will be well prepared.

“I think I’m ready. I’ve been preparing for this moment a long time. My mindset doesn’t change. I’m still going to play football and prepare the best I can,” Fields said. “Study, study, study and get more comfortable and more confident with the plays.”

Nagy said again today that Andy Dalton will start once his knee injury is healed. Realistically, however, Sunday’s game functions as an audition for Fields, and if he plays well, he won’t relinquish the starting job in Chicago. Maybe for many years.

28 responses to “Justin Fields: I’m ready, I’ve been preparing for this moment a long time

  1. Another rookie QB in a football environment that doesn’t favour them.
    You have to be something special to overcome this, Peyton Manning is one of the few guys who spring to mind.
    Good luck!!

  2. I’m rooting for the Browns to win but being a bigger Buckeye fan i’m rooting for Justin to throw for 350yds and 4tds- 0 int .

  3. I can’t shake this Nagy-ing feeling that the Bears coaches are gonna ruin this kid. I hope I’m wrong.

  4. This kid catches too much hate for no reason. Yeah Nagy sucks but it isn’t his fault, give him a chance…

  5. One day he will be remembered as the qb the bears actually took over Mac Jones.

    Fields isn’t close to being ready

  6. mookie34 says:
    September 22, 2021 at 5:19 pm
    Flashback to 2000 when Brady took over for an injured Drew Bledsoe.

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    that was 2001

  7. I’m in between on this. I’d like to see Fields do well, but have no such feelings for the Bears organization. They’re one of those sports groups that goes on year after year refusing to learn from its mistakes. (Think Baltimore Orioles, Pittsburgh Pirates, Cleveland Cavaliers, Charlotte Hornets, Houston Texans, Detroit Lions, etc.) In my view, they’re no good for their fans or their leagues. They just go on and on, cannon fodder for their opponents.

  8. When Bear fans realize that Fields can’t save their team that will be priceless. They have already anointed him the chosen one. This team is going in the wrong direction and a QB change isn’t going to make a difference this year, the year after that, the year after that….

    Nobody wants to hear this but Mitch will be a better QB than Fields. It’s called Nagy is horrible coach and can’t help his players grow.

  9. NOPE you’re not ready, the NFL is like 4 levels above above college football and not many QBs are ready for this kind of change in one off season, these NFL players are faster, stronger and smarter than anyone you’ve ever faced before, ANYONE!

    In college these QBs may face 2 or 3 players a week that will make it in the NFL, once they’re here every player they play against has made it, HUGE DIFFERENCE FROM COLLEGE!

    OHHH and in the regular season these team aren’t going to pull their hits like they do in practice or the pre-season.

  10. Well, Herbert wasn’t supposed to be the man either….but that turned out well….Fields just might surprise some people.

  11. It’s amazing how much trash people talk about this kid. He’s real quiet, not a big mouth, not flashy, says all the right things, praises his teammates, roots for the guy he’s going to supplant in public, can run like the wind, is accurate, etc.

    Why all the hate?

  12. touchback6 says:
    September 22, 2021 at 8:35 pm
    mookie34 says:
    September 22, 2021 at 5:19 pm
    Flashback to 2000 when Brady took over for an injured Drew Bledsoe.

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    that was 2001

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    And that was Brady.

  13. Bad coach, bad line. Good luck. At least he can run as that’s what he’ll be doing a majority of the time.

  14. Add that I don’t understand how he’s ready for this week when last we he looked pathetic.

  15. While I’m not a Dalton advocate, I haven’t seen any evidence that this kid is ready. As much as I dislike Nagy, I do think he’s right about that. Still, I’d rather watch the kid than Foles. This team just isn’t equipped to develop a QB. From the amateur coaching staff to the shoddy offensive line, this just isn’t the team for a “trial by fire” rookie season.

  16. It’s funny how when speaking about Dalton the hypothetical scenario is always negative ie..What is Dalton plays bad, what if this/that, but when speaking of Fields the hypothetical is always positive. Well Dalton actually has played well so here is aa question I have heard NOONE ask. What if the brows defensive coordinator game plans Fields and makes him look absolutely terrible and fools him into the worst game of his career? Will the media stop saying start fields? I highly doubt it, they already give him a pass on any and every negative play he makes and even blame other players for his mistakes.

  17. When Dalton did play this year it was the dink & dunk show and we know why. At least Fields can run from the bad guys.

  18. Joe Toronto is crying because Justin Fields is a bust….just like every othe OSU QB! says:
    September 22, 2021 at 11:20 pm
    When Bear fans realize that Fields can’t save their team that will be priceless. They have already anointed him the chosen one. This team is going in the wrong direction and a QB change isn’t going to make a difference this year, the year after that, the year after that….
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    Every QB drafted in the first round by a time is pretty much considered “the anointed one”.

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