Former Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler has advised the Bears not to start rookie Justin Fields. Fields, who was selected at No. 11 in this past NFL draft, could start the season at the quarterback position. Cutler, who failed to lead the Bears to a Super Bowl, thinks it would be better for Fields to sit on the bench and observe during his rookie season.
“I wouldn’t play the kid to start,” Cutler said on ESPN 1000 in Chicago. “I would let him watch. I think it’s just a tough spot to put someone out there, especially in Chicago. I think Andy is more than serviceable.
I think they can win games with Andy and kind of float the ship along until the kid is ready”.
Fields could start ahead of Andy Dalton
When the Bears signed Dalton, they named him their starting quarterback for the 2021 season.
A few weeks later, the Bears suggested there would be a competition for the starting quarterback job between Fields and Dalton. Elsewhere, Miami Dolphins wide receiver Lynn Bowden Jr. believes that his quarterback Tua Tagovailoa will be dominating once he gets completely comfortable.
“When he lets it loose and he’s being himself, we’ll win every game,” Bowden said. “When he’s feeling himself and he’s moving and doing his thing, Tua is one of the best quarterbacks, literally, around.
And people don’t know that yet”. Meanwhile, Dallas Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy is happy with the work his team has done so far this offseason. "I always look at the amount of work that I feel we need to get done at this time of year because the commitment that our football team has made up until this point has been tremendous," McCarthy said.
"I feel like the classroom, the virtual classroom work, we've really hit the target there. You can see that, especially in our rookie class, just the interaction as they joined in with the veterans last week. I think they transitioned fairly well."
Cowboys tight end Dalton Schultz suggested there should be a "work smarter, not harden mentality." "In the passing game stuff, I am all for full-speed tempo. I think you need that. You need the timing. You need the rhythm.
You need to feel what a release feels like. You need to feel a press sometimes," Schultz said. "But it's always, as far as I know, it's always been hard to simulate what the trenches actually feel like when nobody has pads.
One guy's going at a certain tempo, another guy's going at a different tempo, and sometimes it's not all cohesive. And I think that's when practices get a little dangerous."