Chicago Bears: Justin Fields builds excitement for Bears fans
The NFL has officially packed its briefcase and took one more step towards the long-awaited 2021 season. It’s Rookie Minicamp Week, and Justin Fields, along with the rest of the Chicago Bears rookies, get to make their next step as a player in the NFL.
With rookie minicamp comes the rookie minicamp press conference, as the Chicago media try to learn a bit about how these rookies are expecting the beginning of their NFL careers to go.
After drafting Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields and Oklahoma State‘s Teven Jenkins with the first two picks, the people want an inside scoop on their expectations for development this off-season.
Justin Fields is striving for the Chicago Bears starting quarterback position
After a quick press conference with Justin Fields, the Chicago Bears fan base gets a little more reason to be excited about the 2021 season.
"“Of course [I’m striving for a starting position]. I think everybody on our team should be striving for a starting job, and if you’re not, then there’s no reason for you to be here.”"
Striving for a starting job, eh Mr. Fields? It’s a slippery slope, however, as it’s crucial to Fields’ NFL career not to throw him into a bad situation and expect him to come out on top.
After hearing those words, I’d feel safe assuming that Bears fans got a rush of adrenaline. Obviously, Fields isn’t new when it comes to handling the media. He’s someone that has been in the spotlight since high school, so knowing what to say and how to say it isn’t the hardest thing. And it shows.
Not only did Fields show tenacity when it came to how he wasn’t complacent with just sitting and collecting dust, but he also showed understanding since he knows there is a plan in place.
"“Coach Nagy has a set plan on my development and stuff like that, but I’m going to work hard and keep my head down and keep grinding it out every day.”"
It’s easy to say that Chicago Bears fans everywhere are excited to see the competitive nature in Fields’ response, but also controlled competitiveness. It was made apparent that he truly is ready to buy into what the Chicago Bears have in store for him, and that’s an exciting thing for a fan base.
Something that Justin Fields brought up in his rookie minicamp press conference was this idea of players and coaches trusting each other.
"“I think it’s very important for the players to trust the coaches and the coaches to trust the players, so whatever coach Nagy has planned for me, it’s what I’m going to do and what I’m going to follow.”"
Once again, it seems like Fields and Nagy have this trust in one another that didn’t seem to be there with Nagy and Trubisky, so again, that’s an exciting thing for a fan base– especially one with such a rain cloud on the quarterback position throughout history.
The last and possibly most important statement that Fields made was about his ability to handle the spotlight. Get ready, Bears fans. You’re going to like this one.
"“I kind of feel like I’m made for [the spotlight]; I’m built for [the spotlight].”"
This quote almost speaks for itself. With a market as tough on quarterbacks historically, it’s good to have someone that is used to being looked for everything they do.
While this was simply just a press conference, it’s reassuring for Chicago Bears fans to hear with their own ears that they might have finally got their guy. When building a franchise for longevity, that’s an important thing to do; and the Chicago Bears think that they have with Justin Fields.