Can we expect to see more of Bears rookie Justin Fields in Week 2?

By Alyssa Barbieri

Rookie quarterback Justin Fields made his Bears debut on the fourth play of Sunday night’s loss to the Rams, where he completed a 9-yard pass to wide receiver Marquise Goodwin before jogging to the sideline.

Two plays later, starting quarterback Andy Dalton tossed an ill-advised interception in the end zone to halt a potential game-opening scoring drive.

While Fields didn’t see the field in any sort of starting capacity, Bears fans did get a quick glimpse at their hopeful franchise savior in five plays. Fields didn’t light the world on fire, but he did show what he brings to the table that Dalton doesn’t, which included his mobility on a three-yard touchdown run late in the third quarter that brought the Bears to within six points and explosiveness on offense.

Matt Nagy better get used to fielding questions about Fields’ usage in games until he’s inevitably named the starter. During his Monday press conference, Nagy was asked if we could see more of Fields against the Bengals on Sunday.

“I don’t know. We’ll see. I think he did a good job while he was in there,” Nagy said with a smile.

While Nagy’s answer alluded to nothing — did we really expect him to give an actual answer — it was easy to read between the lines that we should expect to see more of Fields when the Bears host the Bengals in Week 2. And hopefully it’s for more than just five snaps.


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