Heading into the final week of the regular season, instead of competing for a playoff spot, the Chicago Bears are competing for the No. 1 pick in the 2023 NFL Draft. With that in mind, the Bears are opting to bench starting quarterback Justin Fields for their season finale against the Minnesota Vikings.
Fields is reportedly not happy with the decision.
On Friday, quarterbacks coach Andrew Janocko described Fields' reaction to the news. He indicated the young gunslinger is "peeved" and "dude wants to play."
It's a testament to the type of competitor Fields is, and is a big reason he took such a big step forward in 2022. Fields has been dynamic in his second season. He's been responsible for 10 more passing touchdowns and 372 passing yards compared to his rookie season thus far. Additionally, he's eclipsed 1,100 rushing yards and added 8 more touchdowns on the ground.
Fields may be frustrated, but the Bears are more interested in adding a No. 1 draft pick as opposed to putting their franchise QB in a position to get hurt during a meaningless Week 18 game. The future is bright in Chicago.
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