Chicago Bears: 5 changes the coaches must consider to beat Bengals

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Chicago Bears, Justin Fields
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The Chicago Bears Must Make This Second Change: Start Justin Fields

Alright, this is just wishful thinking at this point. We are one day away from gameday and if Justin Fields were to start, it would have been announced already. This has to be said anyway. We saw just how Justin Fields can change a game with just five plays last week. Alright, only two of those five plays amounted to much, but a completion and a rushing touchdown is a nice way to get start the rookie’s regular-season action.

In fact, if you were to have started Justin Fields over Andy Dalton in your fantasy league (hopefully you weren’t starting either), then Fields would have given you more fantasy points (barely) than Dalton. Think about that though. In just five plays, Fields was more impactful. His dual-threat ability changes a defense’s game plan. Not to mention, Fields has an amazing arm with very good accuracy. We saw this on full display in the preseason.

Fields might be doing the right thing by trying not to be a distraction — telling fans to support Dalton and that he will get his time, but that’s just another way he’s proving to be the franchise quarterback of the future that this organization desperately needs.