Chicago Bears: Top 5 quotes from Justin Fields’ rookie minicamp

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Chicago Bears offensive lineman Larry Borom notices Justin Fields’ mentality

"“He’s (Fields) 100 percent about business. It’s not fun and games when we’re on the field. It’s definitely 100 percent business and he wants to do the job at the highest level that he can. I try to echo that with my play and it works out. It sets the tone for the whole offense. If you see your quarterback, he’s not messing around, it makes everyone else want to work 10 times harder.”"

For teammates to be coming out and making statements like this about their rookie quarterback speaks volumes about Fields’ leadership. His demeanor in rookie camp has a fifth-round rookie tackle paying close attention to detail and attempting to “echo” Fields’ intensity.

Previous Bears quarterbacks have had rave reviews about what kind of teammate and friend they are, and that’s all well and good. But, it’s been a while since we’ve seen a rookie come in and command the respect from everyone else on the field, without verbally demanding it.

What Fields is doing through his actions, already, says a lot about who the Bears will have under center for years to come. This is a guy who will have his teammates’ back, but demand the best out of them at the same time.

The types of things we’re hearing out of minicamp only cements what everybody is saying about him following the draft. Every time you hear the phrase “chip on his shoulder,” it can seem repetitive and stereotypical. Yet, the reviews of his play and how he’s handling himself suggest exactly that. Fields is playing with a chip on his shoulder, and he wants his teammates to do the same.