LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — From his work ethic to understanding a new offense, quarterback Justin Fields has convinced his new coaches with the Chicago Bears that he is making progress.
The real question facing the Bears is whether they have made enough progress supporting Fields.
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — No one needed to remind new Chicago Bears general manager Ryan Poles that quarterback Justin Fields could use a few more weapons to help him develop and lift a struggling offense.
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Bears hope to surround quarterback Justin Fields with the pieces the former Ohio State star needs in order to improve on a shaky rookie season.
A cornerback to start opposite Jaylon Johnson would help, too.
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Many things are changing for Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields since since Matt Eberflus took over as the coach.
It was that way for the Bears on both sides of the ball on Tuesday as they went through the first day of a voluntary minicamp under their new coach.
CHICAGO (AP) — Luke Getsy noticed how important the relationship that quarterback Aaron Rodgers had with his position coach and offensive coordinator was during his first stint on Green Bay's staff eight years ago.
The Chicago Bears placed quarterback Justin Fields on the reserve/COVID-19 list on Thursday, likely sidelining him for the finale and ending his rookie season.
The Bears expected Fields to start at Minnesota on Sunday after missing the previous two games because of an ankle injury.
CHICAGO (6-10) at MINNESOTA (7-9)
Sunday, 1 p.m. EST, Fox
BETTING LINE: Vikings by 3 1/2, according to FanDuel SportsBook.
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Bears coach Matt Nagy insisted Wednesday he has not been informed by his bosses that the season finale at Minnesota will be his last game leading the team.
"I'm very honest and open with you all," Nagy said Wednesday.
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Bears appear to be in for some big changes once the season ends, and no one needed to remind coach Matt Nagy what that means for him.
A 29-3 romp over the New York Giants on Sunday might have been his final home game at Soldier Field.
CHICAGO (AP) — Quarterback Justin Fields likely will miss his second straight game because of an ankle injury when the Chicago Bears host the New York Giants on Sunday.
Coach Matt Nagy said Friday that Andy Dalton will start after being sidelined because of a groin injury and Nick Foles will be the backup.
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields was feeling good enough to practice Wednesday after missing a game because of an ankle injury.
Whether the rookie will be ready to start when the New York Giants visit Soldier Field on Sunday was unclear.
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears close out a 4-10 season without much meaning in the final three games for many players. Younger starters such as quarterback Justin Fields and Darnell Mooney have no problem finding purpose.
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears were eliminated from the playoffs with Monday night’s 17-9 defeat to the Minnesota Vikings, leaving only three games before the coaching regime of Matt Nagy could be judged.
CHICAGO (AP) — Justin Fields isn't judging his progress by the numbers.
When it comes to the final four games, the Chicago Bears' prized rookie quarterback wasn't about to list any specific benchmarks he wants to hit.
CHICAGO (4-8) at GREEN BAY (9-3)
Sunday, 8:20 p.m. EST, NBC
OPENING LINE: Packers by 11 ½, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Justin Fields is set to return to the Chicago Bears' lineup.
Coach Matt Nagy said Wednesday the prized rookie quarterback will start when the team visits the Green Bay Packers this week after missing the past two games because of broken ribs.
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears showed Sunday they struggle trying to beat good teams with veteran Andy Dalton at quarterback.
The attention turns now to getting rookie quarterback Justin Fields available and healthy enough to face the Green Bay Packers for a second time despite broken ribs.
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Who coaches the Chicago Bears after Thursday seems to be the bigger topic now than who their starting quarterback will be this week.
Bears coach Matt Nagy said Tuesday Andy Dalton will start against the Detroit Lions for injured Justin Fields, then spent half of his press conference dealing with a report saying he has been told he will no longer coach the Bears after Thursday’s game.
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears are reeling. And now, they might have to get by without Justin Fields.
Coach Matt Nagy said the team was still trying to determine Monday if their prized rookie quarterback bruised his ribs or broke them in the loss to the Baltimore Ravens.
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — As he prepared to jump from Ohio State to the NFL, Justin Fields made sure to study Lamar Jackson last season.
Now, he gets an in-person lesson.
Jackson and the AFC North-leading Baltimore Ravens look to shake off a tough loss when they visit Fields and the Chicago Bears in a matchup between teams with dual-threat quarterbacks.
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — After establishing their passing game in a failed comeback against the Pittsburgh Steelers, the Chicago Bears and quarterback Justin Fields anticipate setting a trend Sunday against the Baltimore Ravens.
CHICAGO (AP) — There is nothing more important for the future of the Chicago Bears than the development of quarterback Justin Fields.
No one has to explain that to coach Matt Nagy.
“When you go up and draft a quarterback as high as we did, I totally understand the significance in seeing growth with the future,” Nagy said.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Justin Fields nearly had his moment in the spotlight on “Monday Night Football.”
The rookie quarterback guided the Chicago Bears to a go-ahead touchdown against Pittsburgh with 1:46 remaining, but Ben Roethlisberger responded with the 50th game-winning drive of his 18-year career.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Mike Tomlin sat down, smiled and let out a sarcastic laugh.
“Had ’em all the way, right?” the longtime Pittsburgh Steelers coach said after his team slipped past Chicago 29-27 on Monday night.
CHICAGO (3-5) at PITTSBURGH (4-3)
Monday, 8:15 p.m. EST, ESPN
OPENING LINE: Steelers by 6 1/2, according to FanDuel SportsBook.
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Bears seemed to miss linebacker Khalil Mack and safety Eddie Jackson more than coach Matt Nagy.
They were without Nagy on Sunday against San Francisco because of COVID-19, but it was their defense that allowed seven straight scoring drives in a 33-22 loss to the 49ers.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers don’t trust the numbers when it comes to the struggling Chicago offense.
Coach Bruce Arians likes what he’s seen of rookie Justin Fields, noting the young quarterback not only has a strong arm but also the ability to give opposing defenses fits when he decides to tuck the ball and run.
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — What Justin Fields learns by battling teams with Hall of Fame-caliber quarterbacks takes on less significance than what he learns guiding the Bears offense against NFL defenses.
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears are seeing positive flashes from rookie quarterback Justin Fields and getting solid contributions in the run game no matter who is carrying the ball.
When it comes to scoring, they are struggling in a big way.
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Playing a bitter rival is nothing new for Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields.
Facing the Green Bay Packers with first place on the line Sunday at Soldier Field in one of the NFL's oldest rivalries has some similarities to the annual Michigan and Ohio State matchup, so Fields feels ready in this regard.
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — As long as rookie quarterback Justin Fields is still learning on the fly, it never hurts the Chicago Bears to have someone else who can shoulder the burden.
Fields threw for just 111 yards in Sunday’s 20-9 victory over the Las Vegas Raiders, but the defense turned in its second straight dominant effort and the running game continued to thrive even without the injured David Montgomery.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — C.J. Stroud, who didn't throw a pass in a college football game until five weeks ago, says he's getting better at relaxing amid the chaos.
With his sore shoulder feeling better and some early wobbles behind him, Stroud is beginning to look less like an inexperienced freshman and more like Justin Fields, his unflappable predecessor at quarterback who led Ohio State to the College Football Playoff in both years as a starter.
NEW YORK (AP) — No one said this was going to be easy, rookie.
Playing quarterback in the NFL is no simple task, and this year's class of newcomers is getting a crash course — filled with sacks, interceptions and losses — in how difficult it is to immediately succeed under center.
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Chicago Bears coach Matt Nagy had a plan to develop Justin Fields and resisted making the rookie his team's starting quarterback from the start of offseason practices.
Nagy has changed his mind and on Wednesday made Fields the team's starting quarterback going forward.
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Bears say rookie quarterback Justin Fields will start against the Detroit Lions on Sunday.
The team announced Saturday that Fields will make his second straight start while listing Andy Dalton as doubtful.
CLEVELAND (AP) — There was going to be a point, maybe later this season or early next, when Justin Fields was going to become Chicago's starting quarterback.
CHICAGO (1-1) at CLEVELAND (1-1)
Sunday, 1 p.m. EDT, Fox
OPENING LINE: Browns by 7/12, according to FanDuel SportsBook.
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears planned to have Justin Fields adjust to the NFL while watching from the sideline as a backup to veteran Andy Dalton.
Well, so much for that.
Fields is set to make his first start when the Bears visit the Cleveland Browns on Sunday.
CHICAGO (AP) — Justin Fields got his first extended look as a pro. And it might be a long-term arrangement.
Fields played the second half after Andy Dalton exited with a knee injury against his former team, and the rookie quarterback used Chicago's stellar defensive performance to direct the Bears to a 20-17 victory over Joe Burrow and the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — New Ohio State starting quarterback C.J. Stroud shook off early wobbles and tossed four second-half touchdown passes to bury Minnesota in the season opener. The sink-or-swim indoctrination for the second-year freshman continues Saturday when he leads the No.
No. 12 Oregon (1-0) at No. 3 Ohio State (1-0), Saturday at noon EDT (FOX).
Line: Ohio State by 14 ½, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
Chicago Bears general manager Ryan Pace stood by the decision to open the season with veteran Andy Dalton as the starting quarterback.
He sees no reason to rush Justin Fields.
The plan is to have the team's prized rookie watch and learn from the sideline.
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears are counting on Justin Fields to develop into the franchise quarterback Mitchell Trubisky never became.
It's just not clear when his opportunity will come.
CHICAGO BEARS (8-9)
New faces: QB Justin Fields, QB Andy Dalton, OT Teven Jenkins, WR Marquise Goodwin, RB Damien Williams, OL Elijah Wilkinson, LB Alec Ogletree.
Key losses: QB Mitchell Trubisky, CB Kyle Fuller, LT Charles Leno Jr., RT Bobby Massie, KR Cordarrelle Patterson, defensive coordinator Chuck Pagano.
No. 4 Ohio State (0-0, 0-0 Big Ten) at Minnesota (0-0, 0-0 Big Ten), 8 p.m. EDT (Fox).
Line: Ohio State by 13 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Ohio State has a new quarterback this fall, just like several other national title contenders.
For the fourth-ranked Buckeyes, this turnover — from NFL first-round draft pick Justin Fields to C.J.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Top two overall draft picks Trevor Lawrence and Zach Wilson are set to step right in and become starting NFL quarterbacks in Week 1 of their rookie season.
Mac Jones will join them after beating out Cam Newton for the job in New England, which should make this year's draft class just the second since the merger with at least three Week 1 rookie starters at quarterback.
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Andy Dalton is embracing his opportunity with the Chicago Bears. He's not too concerned prized rookie Justin Fields is right behind him.
“I’m focused on me and what I can do, helping this offense and helping this team,” he said Monday.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Justin Fields is right where the Chicago Bears hoped he would be at the end of the preseason.
All coach Matt Nagy will say is that they feel good with where the Bears are with their quarterbacks, a group that includes Andy Dalton set to start the opener and veteran Nick Foles along with the 11th overall pick in Fields.
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears will start rookie quarterback Justin Fields in the preseason finale Saturday at Tennessee against the Titans.
“I prepare the same,” Fields said. “I’m just going to approach it the same way and just go out there and play my hardest.”