Former Bears OC Luke Getsy had high praise for Justin Fields

The Chicago Bears parted ways with offensive coordinator Luke Getsy this offseason, but it didn’t take him long to find a new landing spot with the Las Vegas Raiders in the same role.

During his introductory press conference, Getsy was asked about working with quarterback Justin Fields for two seasons in Chicago. And Getsy had nothing but praise for Fields, both as a talent and a person.

“Tremendous growth for Justin. … Like I said when I was there, he’s one of the best human beings I’ve ever got to work with,” Getsy said, via ESPN’s Paul Gutierrez. “It’s just the mentality that he brought every day, the consistent approach, the kind of man that he is. Just really, it was a blessing to work with him and he was someone that just came to work every day to get better and better, and I think he’ll continue to do so.”

Fields’ future is currently up-in-the-air as the Bears face a franchise-altering decision at quarterback. They have the first overall pick in the 2024 NFL draft, and a potential generational prospect in Caleb Williams waiting for them.

While Bears general manager Ryan Poles said he expects to take the decision into April — unlike last year when he traded the No. 1 pick before free agency — the expectation is Chicago will wind up trading Fields and starting over at quarterback.

But Fields should garner plenty of interest from quarterback-needy teams not in a position to draft one of the top prospects. Some potential suitors include the Pittsburgh Steelers, Atlanta Falcons and perhaps even the Raiders.

Story originally appeared on Bears Wire