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Is Justin Fields on his way to become the Bears’ starting quarterback?

Justin Fields has made a lot of noise in his first NFL training camp, and he’ll have even more chances to do so this week in practice.
Fields will receive additional experience with the offensive starters and against the No. 1 defense, according to Chicago Bears head coach Matt Nagy.
This week, there is only one defense.
The idea is “part of the assessment process,” according to Nagy, who has stated throughout the offseason that Andy Dalton will start for the Bears in Week 1.
Many supporters, however, want to see Fields receive a chance after his preseason and practice performances.
When asked about the situation on Monday, Nagy looked unsure about anointing Dalton the Week 1 starter, though he did indicate Dalton is still the starting quarterback.
“I believe Andy had six plays (in the first preseason game),” says the coach.
With six plays, it’s difficult to say much good or bad.
“We’re going to get him some more snaps this preseason game,” Nagy stated, according to’s Kevin Patra.
“And with Justin, I’ll go back to what I said earlier: we want to be able to view live plays and situations, and he’s got that.”
The only thing he can do now is keep doing it, and we must ensure that our strategy allows us to assess how effectively he performs in light of those circumstances.
In the end, we’re going to do whatever is best for the Chicago Bears.” Fields completed 14 of 20 throws for 142 yards and a touchdown in Chicago’s exhibition victory over the Miami Dolphins.
In addition, the former Ohio State standout carried for 33 yards and a touchdown.
Fans saw one play in particular (video here) that demonstrated his ability to create nightmares for defenses.
Nagy is likely to adhere to his plan of starting Dalton in Week 1 as planned.
Dalton, on the other hand, will almost definitely have to play well and win games in order to keep his job.
Nagy will be under a lot of pressure to give Fields a chance if the veteran struggles.