Journalists were able to see bears practice on Wednesday, and their shipments suggested it was a much better day for one of their quarterbacks than the other.
Numerous journalists noted strong throws from rookie Justin Fields, including a deep ball down the sideline to Damiere Byrd, who appeared to be earning throws from today’s honors. Brad Biggs from Chicago Tribune was one of those who shared positive reviews of Fields, and he also noted that Andy Dalton threw three interceptions during teamwork.
Head coach Matt Nagy said after the session that he was impressed with Fields’ day and complimented the first-round pick for the game.
“He has the mentality of tearing your heart out,” Nagy said via several reporters.
The Bears have been consistent in referring to Dalton as their No. 1 quarterback before and after Fields’ arrival in Chicago. How much time is still the case will likely be tied to whether future practice continues to play as Wednesday’s session.