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Why Justin Fields Being Named The Starter Was The Only Possible Right Move


In today’s article we are going to go over why Starting Justin Fields was not only the right move, but the only move that would’ve improved the Bears.

For starters, Fields is a young & talented QB. Fields has shown great leadership and perseverance in his first 2 games as a starter for the Chicago Bears. For instance, the Browns sacked Justin Fields 9 times in his debut, Fields came back the next week and had himself a good game throwing for 209 yards and having a 64.7 CMP%, the game resulted in a Bears win 24-14 against the Lions. Next, Fields has shown he is a leader by showing up to practice everyday and “he works his tail off” Coach Nagy on Fields work ethic. Also, he had to really rally the guys through a trick match against the Lions. The Lions are looked at as one of the worst teams in the NFL, but that is not true. They have competed in every single game they have played in up until the 4th quarter. Fields really rallied his guys together and beat the Lions convincingly unlike most teams. 

Second, Andy Dalton is far worse statistics wise and leadership wise. Dalton has proved little to nothing in his time with the Bears so far. He is 1-1 in 2 games started, throwing for 262 yards, 1 touchdown and 1 interception. In these games the final score was 34-14 loss to the Rams and a 20-17 win against the Bengals. While he did beat a divison leader, in the Cincinnati Bengals Dalton went 9/11 on passes for 56 yards and a touchdown. Dalton was absolutely pitiful in that game and if it weren’t for Fields coming in that game late to win it and David Montgomery, the Bears would be 0-2 in the Andy Dalton 2021 era. Next, Dalton has shown no perseverance, after a 34-14 loss he came back the next week and sucked as I mentioned previously. Dalton was not the option in the first place and should have never been the option. 

All in all, Justin Fields is and was the only option for the Bears at the start of the season and now moving forward.