NFL fans believe Bears QB Justin Fields will win Offensive Rookie of the Year

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Bears rookie quarterback Justin Fields made a strong impression during the preseason, where he showed that he was ready to step in as QB1.

But with Matt Nagy insisting on sticking with his quarterback plan — the one where Fields sits behind Andy Dalton — it wasn’t completely unexpected when Nagy reiterated that Dalton will be Chicago’s starting quarterback in Week 1.

That doesn’t take away from Fields’ impressive preseason performance, where he worked behind a questionable offensive line and with second and third string weapons — of which only two are on the roster in tight ends Jesse James and Jesper Horsted.

NFL on Fox conducted a series of polls following preseason, where fans got to weigh in about the upcoming regular season. Fans voted for Fields to be the NFL’s Offensive Rookie of the Year.

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While Fields is currently the scout team quarterback behind Dalton on the depth chart, there’s a strong belief that Fields will take over sooner rather than later.

After all, Nagy said that when Fields plays — and he believes Fields is ready — will be tied to Dalton’s performance and, ultimately wins and losses. And that could be much sooner than Nagy expected.


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