Justin Fields’ relationship with veteran quarterbacks as rookie was ‘toxic as hell,’ report says


Recommendation from a Tremendous Bowl-winning quarterback? Apparently, Justin Fields wished no half.

The Chicago Bears chosen Fields with the eleventh choose within the 2021 NFL Draft, buying and selling up from 20 to take action.

Fields joined a quarterback room that had veteran presence in Andy Dalton and Nick Foles. Dalton had been a 10-year starter, whereas Foles was just a few years faraway from an unimaginable run that gained the Philadelphia Eagles their first Tremendous Bowl title.

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Nick Foles #9 and Andy Dalton #14 of the Chicago Bears watch Justin Fields #1 throw a move throughout coaching camp at Halas Corridor on July 29, 2021 in Lake Forest, Illinois.  (Nuccio DiNuzzo/Getty Pictures)

Nonetheless, based on Tyler Dunne’s “Go Long” Substack, Fields’ relationship with each of them was “poisonous as hell.”

However, Fields’ dynamic with Foles was the worst.

“There have been a number of arguments amongst the QBs. As soon as, per one supply, Foles was making an attempt to show one thing to Fields within the QB room and — upon turning towards the rookie — Foles realized Fields wasn’t even paying consideration. His head was down. At that time, Foles was completed making an attempt to play mentor. The 2 couldn’t stand one another,” Dunne wrote.

Dunne added, “They by no means have been collectively. It was at all times Andy and Nick strolling facet by facet and Justin at all times 15 yards behind them.”

Bears quarterbacks during game

Chicago Bears quarterbacks Justin Fields (1), Nick Foles (9), Andy Dalton (14) and quarterbacks coach John DeFilippo look on throughout a preseason recreation between the Chicago Bears and the Buffalo Payments on August 21, 2021 at Soldier Discipline in Chicago, IL. (Robin Alam/Icon Sportswire by way of Getty Pictures)

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Former director of participant personnel Josh Lucas stated again in February related sentiments.

“Justin wasn’t nice his rookie 12 months. We thought having two vets with him would actually assist him with Andy and Nick and that was not cohesive in any respect,” Lucas stated. “The half I kinda preferred about it was Justin knew he was the very best and ought to be on the market. 

“However you do not like about it’s there’s a teachable second in each level of practices. There’s teachable moments within the constructing in the course of the day, the way you carry your self as a quarterback. There are teachable moments at press conferences. There’s teachable moments each snap on Sunday. While you’ve bought two guys which have gained as a lot as Nick and seen as a lot as Andy, and also you don’t take that info in, since you’re a little bit standoffish and a little bit abrasive, you’re losing that chance.”

Foles, Dalton, and Fields

Chicago Bears quarterback Andy Dalton (heart) and quarterback Nick Foles (9) watch as quarterback Justin Fields (left) drops again to move throughout a Chicago Bears coaching camp session at Halas Corridor. (Jon Durr-USA TODAY Sports activities)

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Fields took over because the starter in Week 3 of his rookie season, however when the Bears bought the No. 1 choose this 12 months, the writing was on the wall.

Chicago traded Fields to the Pittsburgh Steelers (who had simply signed Russell Wilson) after which chosen Caleb Williams.

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