Chicago Bears: 3 advantages Justin Fields has over Andy Dalton

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Much has been made about the Chicago Bears quarterback situation this year, and the fire will only continue to grow hotter as the summer rolls on.

Justin Fields has been the biggest headline for the Bears all offseason. He continues to impress in offseason activities and interviews, with fans gawking over every word he speaks. Props to the rookie — he’s even already developed a stern hatred for the Green Bay Packers.

But, even though Fields is saying and doing all the right things, the fact remains that he is still just a backup at this point.

Head coach Matt Nagy continues to show his support for Andy Dalton, as he should. However, it feels like it’s only a matter of time before Fields takes over.

The Chicago Bears cannot afford to let Andy Dalton keep the job for very long

When the Bears signed veteran Dalton prior to the 2021 NFL Draft, they promised him he would be the starter going forward. As we all know, those promises can only hold water for so long.

Even recently, reports have come out stating that Dalton is still guaranteed the starting job for Week 1. As silly as that sounds, we have to at least give those words some bit of weight — for now.

It’s only a matter of time until Fields picks up a football in August, while practicing in full pads and 11-on-11 drills, and Nagy turns his head violently in shock. Fields is a different breed. He will win this starting job, and he’ll win it before Week 1.

Fields has several advantages over Dalton, even as a rookie. These advantages speak volumes as to why the Bears cannot wait to throw him into the fire.