Bears Take Important Next Step With Justin Fields at Practice

David Kaestle
Justin Fields is working with the first team in training camp.
Justin Fields is working with the first team in training camp. / Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images

Andy Dalton is still slated to be the Chicago Bears Week 1 starter, but that isn't stopping the team from preparing their quarterback of the future as well.

The rookie showed real signs of potential during the Bears' last preseason game and officially put pressure on the team to start him sooner rather than later, as Dalton at this point is considered nothing more than a game manager.

Justin Fields Training Camp

Unless Dalton gets off to the hottest of starts and the teams record follows suit, it is expected that Fields will take over as the starter at some point this season. Getting reps with the first team and creating a some solid chemistry with those pass catchers will be crucial to both Fields' development and the team's potential success when he gets under center on Sundays.

It's a wise approach for Chicago to take, and sets them up for success regardless of who is leading the offense.

Chicago currently has +5000 odds to win Super Bowl 56, according to FanDuel Sportsbook, but if Fields or Dalton comes in and plays above expectations, those odds will shift quickly.

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