A New QB1 in Chicago

10/07/2021 A New QB1 in Chicago

By: Jeff Yoder

Bears Head Coach Matt Nagy Says Rookie QB Justin Fields Will Be Team Starter Moving Forward

Buckle up, Bears fans! It only took two weeks before rookie quarterback Justin Fields got on the field, and he’s now the official starter heading into Week 5. Chicago head coach Matt Nagy made the announcement on Wednesday that Fields would start regardless of Andy Dalton’s ongoing knee injury.


Justin Fields (Season Stats)

Passing: 25/52, 347 Yards, 0 TDs, 2 INTs

Rushing: 17 Carries, 55 Yards, 1 TD


Bears on the Battleground

The news of Fields’ takeover isn’t surprising despite his somewhat mediocre stats and a 1-1 record in two starts, but the road ahead is rough for Chicago. The Bears face the Raiders (3-1), Packers (3-1), Bucs (3-1) and 49ers (2-2) during the month of October.


The Justin Fields era in Chicago has officially begun.


Additional Storylines

ESPN: Justin Fields is QB1 for the Bears? Let’s Celebrate! Nah, Let’s Watch Some Film

USA Today: Bears Fans Convinced Someone Intervened to Name Justin Fields Permanent Starter


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