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Bears name rookie QB Justin Fields starter for Week 3

The Chicago Bears gutted out their first win of the season by edging out the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 2 action.

However, it featured starter Andy Dalton suffered a left knee injury. The situation has foreseeably led to rookie quarterback Justin Fields getting the call as the starter for Week 3 against the Cleveland Browns.

Head coach Matt Nagy voiced that Nick Foles will serve as Fields’ backup. The Ohio State product voiced that he believes he’s ready to make his first NFL start.


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“I’ve been preparing for this moment for a long time,” Fields said via ESPN. “My mindset doesn’t change. I’m still going to have to play my football and just prepare the best I can. Like I said before, get a lot of practice reps and study, study, study, and get more comfortable and confident with the plays and stuff like that.”

The Bears will likely put a structured game plan ahead for Fields to ease the pressure off his shoulders. At the same time, he’s shown flashes of promise, especially behind his play in the preseason.

Fields open up the playbook for the Bears as he offers another element with his mobility that will allow him to be a factor in the running game.

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He demonstrated that in Week 1 against the Los Angeles Rams as he scored a goal-line rushing touchdown. Chicago will allow him to use his dual-threat ability to keep the Browns defense off-balanced.

Beyond that, this could be a career-defining moment for Fields in Chicago.

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