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New Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields is ready to be the leader under center for the Bears in 2021 and moving forward.
At a recent youth football camp in Columbus, Ohio he even got a camper to admit that he’s now going to root for Fields and the Bears from now on.
“It feels good,” Fields said about the young camper’s comment about rooting for the Bears.
“The more fans that we can get, the better. I’m just going to try to convert all these kids to be Bears fans, for sure.”
Fields was the 11th overall pick in the draft, and he leaves Ohio State as one of the best players in program history.
Fields knows all about a rabid fan base after playing for the Buckeyes, and now he’s got a new challenge playing in Chicago with another fan base that is excited to see what the quarterback can do when given the opportunity.
This past year, Fields was the MVP of the Sugar Bowl, and he won 20 of his 22 starts at Ohio State, including two Big Ten titles and consecutive appearances in the College Football Playoff.
Fields won over Buckeye fans with his talent as well as his toughness. He’s already giving love back to the Windy City, stating that he’s already getting comfortable in Chi-town.
“I love it in Chicago,” Fields said.
“I’ve only been to Chicago, before I got drafted, one time, and I really wasn’t in the city. The city is nice. Of course, the fan base is really crazy about their Bears. Definitely feel the love from the fan base. The coaches are great. Everybody’s great at the organization. I’m definitely excited.”
The Bears had their struggles on offense in 2020. They were 23rd overall in scoring and 31st in red zone efficiency.
With Fields looking to challenge fellow QB Andy Dalton for the starting job, it will be interesting to see whether the team goes young or whether Dalton is able to wrestle the job away to start the 2021 campaign.