Justin Fields ‘doing everything’ he can to earn starting QB job with Bears

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The Chicago Bears kicked off their rookie minicamp on Friday and we got our first look at former Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields in his Bears’ garb, working out with other rookies looking to make an impression at Halas Hall.

Not only did many Bears’ media members share glowing reviews of Fields’ appearance, demeanor, and performance during day one. But we also got a reaction for the first time from the former Buckeye when it comes to Chicago’s plan to develop him behind starting quarterback Andy Dalton.

In speaking to the media about Dalton being named the early starter already by the Bears’ brass, Fields made no bones about what his mindset is.

“Of course I think everybody on our team should be striving for a starting job, and if you’re not, there’s no reason for you to be here,” Fields said. “So of course I’m going to do everything I can to get that starting job. It’s not up to me. Coach Nagy has a set plan for my development, but I’m just going to work hard, keep my head down and keep grinding it out every day.”

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These are exactly the type of comments we heard from Fields during his time at Ohio State. He is not brash or polarizing, but he is confident and always seems to say the right thing about working hard and letting the chips fall where they may. This is exactly the type of thing you want to hear from someone the Bears are banking on being the face of their franchise.

Whenever that may be (wink, wink).

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