Chicago Bears head coach Matt Nagy said that he doesn’t expect quarterback Andy Dalton playing particularly in this present Saturday’s preseason opener against the Miami Dolphins.
The Bears want to perceive what they have in first-round pick Justin Fields during the preseason. In any case, Nagy says that Dalton has already proven himself to where they don’t have to see him get a huge load of reps during the preseason.
“If he wasn’t at the point that we wanted, we would play him more in the preseason,” Nagy said, via Jason Lieser of the Chicago Sun-Times. “He’s exceeded that. He could play tomorrow in a game, and I would feel great about it.”
In a perfect world, the Bears mount a fast scoring drive and Dalton sits down on the seat a short time later.
“If we go out there and score a touchdown on the first drive, I can promise you, if it’s three plays, he’s out,” Nagy said, via Colleen Kane of the Chicago Tribune. “But if we want to see more and he feels like he needs more, too, we’ll do that. It’ll be a chance for us to talk through it.”
Dalton has a proven track record as a competent NFL beginning quarterback. While he’s new to the Bears, the team realizes what’s in store from Dalton.
For Fields, it’s an opportunity to get him a few reps and let him commit some plays and errors in games that don’t tally.
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