Justin Fields wrapped up his first NFL preseason on Saturday.
The Chicago Bears first-year quarterback looked pretty, pretty good throughout the preseason this month. Fields, though, remains the backup in Chicago.
Everyone seems to be asking the same question after his preseason performance: Why, exactly, is he still the backup?
The Bears have maintained that veteran Andy Dalton is the team's starter heading into Week 1.
Fields had a big-time touchdown throw in his final preseason outing.
Even Bears head coach Matt Nagy is speaking highly of the rookie quarterback.
“He’s done a lot of great things,” Nagy said, via the Chicago Sun-Times. “He’s done everything he can to make us feel that if we put him in a game, he would do fine. What we’ve asked him to do is digest this offense, be able to play fast. . . . He’s still growing with some things, but that’s natural. Every rookie quarterback goes through some of that stuff. He’s done a great job of staying very positive. He’s done what we’ve asked him to do.”
Fields will not be starting when the season opens, though.
The Bears are set to open the regular season on Sunday, Sept. 12 against the Rams.
Kickoff is set for 8:20 p.m. E.T. on NBC.