Justin Fields discusses adjusting to new Chicago Bears coaching staff for second year in NFL

Justin Fields is trying to adjust to life in the NFL. But entering the second year with the Chicago Bears, he also learns a new offense and adapts to a new coaching staff.

During the offseason, Chicago hired Matt Eberflus as head coach to replace Matt Nagy. On Tuesday, Fields addressed adjusting to a new schedule and admitted the offense isn’t ready to see live games yet.

Fortunately, Fields thinks he’ll be more than ready to go when the time comes.

“Uh, no,” Fields said, according to Patrick Finley with the Chicago Sun Times. “I’m not ready for the start of the season.

“I’m the type of guy who wants to know I’m ready. So, for now, I’m just being honest. We are not ready to play a game right now. And when that time comes, we will be ready. So, at the moment, no – not ready to play a game.”

Fields went on to say that he focused on learning and growing from mistakes rather than making the same mistakes twice.

“For me, it’s just not about making the same mistake twice,” Fields said. “If you make that mistake on a game, don’t make it again. If you keep improving and growing, there will be fewer mistakes every day.

“And, of course, you will be where you want to be.”

As a 2021 rookie, Fields appeared in 12 games (10 starts) with mixed results. It will be interesting to see how he looks with a new coaching staff and some additions of personnel on the attacking side of the ball.

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