Finally, we have come to the day Chicago Bears fans have been looking forward to for months. Saturday, the Bears will take on the Miami Dolphins at Soldier Field in their first preseason action of this year.
The storylines are endless for the Bears, especially after a couple of interesting joint practices with the Dolphins this week.
Obviously, there is no bigger story than the Bears’ quarterback situation. Head coach Matt Nagy has made his original plan last all offseason long, and now here we are.
Andy Dalton will start this game for the Bears and also continues to claim the no. 1 quarterback on the Bears’ depth chart. While Dalton has had a pretty good camp, rookie Justin Fields has also been electrifying. It’s safe to say, we’re ready to see this unfold against the Dolphins.
There are many players who need to make an immediate impact Saturday for the Chicago Bears.
Sure, the quarterbacks are important. But, the Bears have a lot of other areas to watch Saturday against Miami. There has been some movement at important positions this offseason, and one can only wonder if general manager Ryan Pace did enough to solidify those areas over the past few months.
With some positions hurting, it will be interesting to see how Nagy decides to operate this one. Some players will see extended time, but by no means does he want to wear out some of his only healthy players at a particular position.
Nagy has always been one to monitor during the preseason, too. He’s stuck to his guns about his viewpoints on the preseason in years past, but this year it appears he’s changed his tune a bit.
How long will Fields play? Will we see much of Allen Robinson or Khalil Mack?
Fans want to see the big names, but the Bears also want to be smart. As for some of the other guys, these players have to come up big on Saturday.