Bears HC Matt Nagy (finally) names Justin Fields starting QB

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Maybe it was the constant public shaming, or the actual film, or pressure from upper management.

Whatever the reason, Chicago Bears fans can finally rejoice, as head coach Matt Nagy named rookie Justin Fields the team’s starting quarterback moving forward.

Nagy seemed content to die on the hill of “Andy Dalton is our starter when he’s healthy” for the rest of eternity, despite all the evidence that pointed toward that being a terrible idea. After Fields’ painful first start against the Cleveland Browns, the No. 11 overall pick looked much more comfortable in last week’s win over the Detroit Lions, when offensive coordinator Bill Lazor was calling the plays instead of Nagy.

It’s highly likely that Fields’ time in Chicago far outlives Nagy’s, but he’s giving himself a much better chance of sticking around by finally handing the reins to his franchise quarterback instead of a veteran backup.