The Chicago Bears traded as much as choose their subsequent franchise quarterback in Justin Fields. Nevertheless, it seems the previous Ohio State signal-caller will not be calling the pictures come Week 1.
After deciding on Fields, Bears normal supervisor Ryan Tempo confirmed that Andy Dalton will nonetheless be the group’s starter in 2021.
“Matt [Nagy] has spoken to Andy Dalton tonight; that communication and readability for us is basically essential,” Tempo stated, based on Jason Lieser of the Chicago Solar-Instances. “Andy is our starter, and we’re gonna have a very good plan in place to develop Justin and do what’s finest for our group and win video games.”
The Bears signed Dalton to a one-year, $10 million deal this offseason after a shaky 2020 marketing campaign with Mitchell Trubisky and Nick Foles. The 33-year-old went 4-5 for the Dallas Cowboys final season, finishing 64.9% of his passes for two,170 yards and 14 touchdowns towards eight interceptions.
Tempo added that the Bears are going to let the scenario “play out,” which possible means Fields may begin in some unspecified time in the future in 2021 if Dalton struggles.
Fields, broadly considered the third-best QB on this yr’s class, slipped out of the highest 10 after the San Francisco 49ers chosen Trey Lance third general.
After being chosen by the Bears, Fields stated he believes he matches “completely” in Chicago, including that Matt Nagy would not have traded up for him if he did not suppose it was an ideal match.