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Justin Fields Masterfully Shut Down Contract Questions With One Sentence

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Justin Fields is entering what many consider a pivotal season. Most people who know football understand that players should start reaching their peak performance by their third year in the league. That is where the Chicago Bears quarterback is headed. The 2023 season will be his third with the organization. It also figures to be his best, at least on paper. GM Ryan Poles drastically retooled the offense around his quarterback, adding D.J. Moore, Nate Davis, Darnell Wright, and others. It’s also Fields’ second year in the same offense. This should be his time to shine.

There is added incentive in play. The third year is also when teams start thinking about whether they plan to pay a player big money. Jalen Hurts just signed a blockbuster deal with the Philadelphia Eagles after his MVP-caliber run in 2022, his third season with the team. One would think Fields is well aware of this fact. That would be a big part of his motivation, right? Wrong. Bears media tried to press him on the subject after Tuesday’s OTA practice. The quarterback needed only ten seconds to shut that down.

Justin Fields once again makes his priorities clear.

This falls right in line with the same comment he’s made since joining the Bears two years ago. Individual accomplishments are not what drives him. Stats are fine but mean little if the team doesn’t win football games. Fields doesn’t put his body through so much physical punishment every week for a good stat line. His goal is team success. It’s to win championships. The money will always be there. He knows this. His parents instilled in him that his individual accomplishments mean little in a team sport.

If he wants true recognition, Justin Fields must start winning. That is the ultimate badge of respect in the NFL. Kirk Cousins is the ultimate stat machine. He’s made millions upon millions of dollars in his career. One would think he’s viewed as one of the best in the league. Except that isn’t the case. All he’s known for is great numbers and constantly choking in the playoffs. Fields doesn’t want to be remembered as another of those guys. Bears fans should be grateful for that.

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RefsOnPayroll
RefsOnPayroll
May 26, 2023 8:34 am

Regardless of what ends up happening with Fields this year, I will always hold him as my favorite Bears QB of all time with my upmost respect. He made watching Bears game fun and exciting again. We got a tiny glimpse of that with the 2018 defense, but there’s something different when a QB is the one making the insane plays. His dynamic playmaking and beautiful teardrop deep balls were a joy to watch. Did he have bad games too? Of course, and he certainly has to grow this year in areas of efficiency, but I can’t remember the last… Read more »

EddieBear67
EddieBear67
May 25, 2023 9:33 am

What I have seen out of Justin Fields since his rookie year and enjoyed watching is his growth and comfort level development. From coming out of college with a face full of war paint, to let his teammates know he is a warrior. To maturing and evolving into a team leader. I like his grit and toughness, he took some hits last year, and yes maybe some were because he held on to the football a little too long, but overall Justin wants to win, and he is putting his stamp on that this year. I have enjoyed watching him… Read more »

defifev752
defifev752
May 24, 2023 12:34 pm

google paid $95 a hour on the internet..my close relative has been without labor for nine months and the earlier month her compensation check was $51005 by working at home for 10 hours a day….. E­v­e­r­y­b­o­d­y m­u­s­t t­r­y t­h­i­s j­o­b n­o­w b­y .
j­u­s­t u­s­e ­t­h­i­s………

defifev752
defifev752
May 24, 2023 12:33 pm

google paid $95 a hour on the internet..my close relative has been without labor for nine months and the earlier month her compensation check was $51005 by working at home for 10 hours a day….. E­v­e­r­y­b­o­d­y m­u­s­t t­r­y t­h­i­s j­o­b n­o­w b­y .
j­u­s­t u­s­e ­t­h­i­s………

Bill Kowalski
Bill Kowalski
May 24, 2023 12:13 pm

Rat – get a life! Here’s what the Webster dictionary has to say about people like you… “In an attempt to add another dubious assertion to our collection of rhetorical proclamations, we may state with absolute assurance that there are but two kinds of people in this world: those who feel very angry when someone omits a negative particle in “I couldn’t care less,” and those who don’t give such matters much thought. Is there a meaningful difference between these kinds of people, or these two phrases? We define could care less and couldn’t care less on the same page, with the single definition… Read more »

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