Chicago Bears will stick to plan with Justin Fields, but plans change fast

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It appears as though despite fans’ repulsion to the idea that Andy Dalton is going to start week one for the Chicago Bears no matter what happens in the final preseason game. Dalton got the entire first half in what may be looked at as the dress rehearsal week. This means that next week is more about getting extended looks at lower-end players on the roster.

Justin Fields will likely play a lot in week three of the preseason, but Dalton may not play at all, which tells you that nothing Fields does in that game would result in him starting wee one.

This has been the Bears plan all along, and through two weeks of the preseason, they have not budged. While Andy Dalton is almost a lock to start week one, the reality is that plans can change quickly, especially when the games matter.

The Chicago Bears will be forced to start Justin Fields soon

With Andy Dalton running the offense against the Bills we may have just watched a glimpse into week one. There were sacks, batted passes, poor blocking, no holes to run, an overall disaster.

The Bears were missing three starters on the offensive line, but Jason Peters, James Daniels, and Germain Ifedi are all either currently injured or have injury questions entering the season. The Bears line could be a touch better, but they will be playing a Rams defense that will be ramped up and levels better than what we saw in Buffalo.

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Andy Dalton is going to start week one. However, when he finishes the half in week one and gets pulled for Justin Fields, that may be the end of that, unlike in the preseason. Matt Nagy and Ryan Pace may truly want Fields to take a season to rest. However, the team is going to need a spark at some point and will have to turn to Fields. It may not be as soon as week one, but with all of the questions surrounding this offense, it is going to come sooner rather than later.