Shocking Bears Report Details ‘Toxic’ QB Room in 2021

The latest report dropped some shocking information on the QB room from 2021.
Aug 26, 2023; Chicago, Illinois, USA;  Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields (1) looks on from the
Aug 26, 2023; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields (1) looks on from the / Matt Marton-USA TODAY Sports

This offseason has been about changing the dynamic of the roster. GM Ryan Poles added veteran difference makers like Keenan Allen and D'Andre Swift ahead of the draft.

They then added former USC QB Caleb Williams with the first overall pick in the 2024 NFL Draft to become the new face of the franchise.

That move comes after they traded QB Justin Fields to the Pittsburgh Steelers after three seasons with the team.

It was a very up-and-down tenure with Fields in Chicago but the latest news is jarring about the 2021 season.

Bears News: Chicago's 2021 QB Room Was Described as 'Toxic'

Tyler Dunne of Go Long reported the vibes were terrible in Chicago's 2021 season. They had two veteran QBs Andy Dalton and Nick Foles on the team then added Fields with the 11th overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft.

In theory, this sounded like the perfect set up. There's a young QB coming into the league with two veteran QBs that he can learn from.

But that wasn't the case at all.

Dunne said, "There were several arguments amongst the QBs. Once, per one source, Foles was trying to teach something to Fields in the QB room and — upon turning toward the rookie — Foles realized Fields wasn’t even paying attention. His head was down. At that point, Foles was done trying to play mentor. The two could not stand each other."

That is a very alarming statement. The fact that Fields wasn't being receptive to Foles is a bad look, especially since he just stepped into the league.

Some veteran QBs are sometimes threatened by younger competition but that didn't seem to be the case here.

In 2021, Fields started 10 games as a rookie, completing 58.9% of his passes for 1,870 passing yards with seven passing touchdowns and 10 interceptions. He also went 2-8 as a starter.

This just foreshadowed how Fields' career with the Bears was going to pan out.

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