It’s time to see what Justin Fields can really do as the prepared starting QB

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Chicago Bears rookie quarterback Justin Fields is walking into Week 3 as the starting quarterback.

Fans heard loud and clear all of the criticism for drafting Mitch Trubisky over Deshaun Watson and Patrick Mahomes. They heard it all, and Chicago’s front office circled back in the 2021 draft and traded up for QB, Justin Fields. In a perfect world, there would be some plays created for him fresh out of the gate. All signs pointed to a setup for the potential future franchise quarterback.

Matt Nagy wanted to stick to his guns about Justin Fields and his plan

Matt Nagy came from under the Andy Reid coaching tree. Reid, head coach of the Kansas City Chiefs, did not break a sweat through the transition phase from Alex Smith to Patrick Mahomes. In his final season with the Chiefs, Smith had the best season of his career. It worked well in everyone’s favor, and even more, Nagy was there the year before the official quarterback change took place in Kansas City.

The experience Nagy gained there should have settled in for this current moment with the Bears franchise. It didn’t work out during Trubisky’s tenure but luckily, it all came back around for the Bears — and maybe in an even better way.

A standout struggle for this offense is preparation. How do you prepare for moments when the QB1 goes down, and you now have to turn to your rookie? It is still early in the season but this sport shows to be more unpredictable than we give credit.