Justin Fields Gets Brutally Honest on Current State of Bears' Offense
Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields will get a fresh start for the 2022 campaign with a staff that was brought in to directly help his development. One downside to this, though, is that Fields will spend his second straight offseason learning a new system.
It looks like the adjustment will take some getting used to, given Fields' brutally honest review of how the offense looks right now.
Fields admitted to Ryan Finely of the Chicago Sun-Times "we’re not ready to play a game right now" and even said he's not prepared for regular season action either. However, the sophomore QB is confident both he and the rest of the team will get to the place they need to be by Week 1.
I’m the type of guy that would like to know I’m prepared. So, right now, I’m just being honest. We’re not ready to play a game right now. And when that time comes, we will be ready. So, right now, no — not ready to play a game.- Justin Fields
This isn't that alarming of revelation at this stage of the offseason. Much of the team's veterans have only recently gotten together at OTAs or this week's minicamp, so some growing pains are expected as they adjust to a new coaching staff.
It's encouraging to see Fields recognize the team's level of play and know it's not enough to compete in the regular season. That should make him extra motivated to learn all the ins and outs of the playbook so he can lead this team during the 2022 season.
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