The Chicago Bears are not a good football team. It has only been one week but their demolishing on Sunday Night Football was very telling. Andy Dalton wasn’t able to move the football down the field with much regularity and it is so clear that Justin Fields should be the man under center. For some reason, Matt Nagy won’t make the move that seems so obvious.
When is Fields going to get tapped on the shoulder to be the full-time quarterback? Well, there are a lot of options. He is, as he did Sunday, going to take some snaps for certain plays but Dalton is the guy as of right now. There seems to be one spot that may work for Fields if everything works out a specific way.
Andy Dalton is going to start against his old team this weekend. People think that the Cincinnati Bengals are a free win and those people are sadly mistaken. Joe Burrow is ready to surprise a lot of people with his team. The former Heisman Trophy winner is very good and should be taken seriously.
If the Bengals shock the Bears and win, that should be the final straw. It is almost starting to feel likely after what we saw against the Los Angeles Rams in week one. Week three, in this case, should be when the Bears make the switch to Fields. It would be a big boost for them heading into a very big game.
Justin Fields should be the starter for the Chicago Bears as soon as possible.
In this third game, the Bears will be in Ohio to face the Cleveland Browns. That is right there with the Los Angeles Rams and Tampa Bay Buccaneers for the best opponant that the Bears will face this season. It is the perfect game for Justin Fields to make his first career start. Good teams are nothing to be afraid of when you are as good as him. Seeing a pass rusher like Miles Garrett would be good for him and his development.
He will get a lot more out of playing than sitting on the bench watching Andy Dalton. It isn’t like a superstar veteran is there starting over him. Dalton has had a nice career but he isn’t what he once was which was a good Pro Bowl quarterback. It is time for Fields now but that game seems like a possibility based on the way things are shaking out. Hopefully, it just happens sooner than later.