Chicago Bears general manager Ryan Pace believes the team is in a good position with Andy Dalton as the starting quarterback and insists there is no need to rush with rookie Justin Fields.
Fields, who was taken at No. 11 in this past NFL draft, statistically had a much better preseason than Dalton but still the Bears decided to name the latter their starting quarterback.
Pace wants to give Fields more time to learn and observe things before he gets the starting quarterback job.
“I just feel like we’re just in a good position with Andy. It starts with how we feel about Andy, and we’re very confident in him and where he’s at. So, there’s no need for us to rush Justin….Playing quarterback in the NFL, there’s so much that goes into that and so much different than you’d even see in the preseason — the weekly preparation, seeing NFL defenses in the regular season and all those things. I just think the more time he has to learn that and observe that, the better off for him,” Pace said, per Adam Schefter.