Chicago Bears: Three best-case scenarios for Justin Fields to start

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Ryan Pace shocked the NFL when he traded up to 11th overall to select Justin Fields out of Ohio State. He last took his shot on a quarterback back in 2017 after trading up to select Mitchell Trubisky and had not drafted a quarterback since then.

Now, it’s hard to gauge when exactly Justin Fields should take over. After the Trubisky experiment, the Bears could use that as evidence to wait and have him sit a full season before throwing him out there. If people don’t remember, Mike Glennon was the starting quarterback before Trubisky took over for him as well.

Now, the Bears do have a better option than Glennon at quarterback in Andy Dalton, but there are so many questions surrounding the current scenario. It remains to be seen how ready Fields truly is. Some believe he can start right away given his experience and traits coming into the NFL. He isn’t viewed as a project quarterback like Trubisky or Patrick Mahomes was viewed.

On the other hand, the Bears have come forward and said that Andy Dalton is the starter. They said they want to recreate what the Kansas City Chiefs did with Mahomes and Alex Smith but with Fields and Dalton. But, Bears’ fans should take their word with a grain of salt. They have done things multiple times and gone back on their word. Most recently, they said Teven Jenkins would compete with Charles Leno with the starting left tackle job then announced they were releasing Leno just days later.

So, when should Justin Fields start? Here are the three best-case scenarios for when he starts (in no particular order).