Chicago Bears rookie quarterback Justin Fields has made a strong impression in preseason action, but head coach Matt Nagy remains committed to Andy Dalton as the team’s starter for Week 1. Fortunately for Chicago, fans might not have to wait too long before seeing a quarterback change.
Fields is starting the preseason finale with Dalton and several other starters resting. While it won’t be an opportunity for the rookie to convince the coaching staff that he should open the season atop the depth chart, he is making up ground on Dalton.
Before training camp began, the Bears made their plan clear. Chicago wanted to take the same approach used by the Kansas City Chiefs in 2017, sitting their first-round quarterback for a year behind the veteran starter. But it didn’t take long before Fields demonstrated he might be a better option than Dalton.