Andy Dalton made major waves on Wednesday when he said confidently he’s focused on making the best of the 2021 season and being the starting quarterback.

“Do I want the fans behind me and this team and all that kind of stuff? Yes. Do I want them behind Justin? Absolutely I do,” Dalton told reporters (starting around the 4:50 mark). “… Justin’s gonna have his time and Justin’s gonna have a great career, but right now it’s my time and so right now my focus is on being the best player I can be for this team and do everything I can to help this team win.”

Dalton’s comments stirred up widespread reaction, with free agent WR Dez Bryant chimming in on Twitter.

“I like you Andy but I don’t know…1st round and already showing a promising career…Chicago would be every bit of crazy if Fields go out here and dominate the rest of the preseason and not start Week 1,” Bryant said. “My eyes are laser focused on the Bears QB dispute.”