Bears Offensive Coordinator Bill Lazor Says Justin Fields Is “Ready for Whatever’s Thrown at Him”

Folks have been saying things that make it easy to dream on Justin Fields’ upside all summer long.

We’ve heard Allen Robinson II rave about Fields’ mental capacity as “a guy who has all the talent in the world.” Jimmy Graham has given Fields a favorable comparison to Russell Wilson. Jesper Horsted was discussing “the power of Justin Fields” via The Athletic at the end of the preseason. And most recently, David Montgomery was calling Fields special while mentioning the rookie’s aura after his five-snap cameo in Week 1.

And now, we can add Bears Offensive Coordinator Bill Lazor to the Justin Fields fan club:

Back in May, Bears Head Coach Matt Nagy said “we’ll all know” when it’s Justin Fields’ turn to be QB1 in Chicago. And while we know his time will come soon, if you let the players and Lazor tell the story, it seems as if there are a growing number of people who might fall in that camp of knowing it’s time to start Fields. It’s just that whomever has the ability to make that call hasn’t done it yet.

And while I don’t think we’re at risk of in-fighting between a head coach, staff, and players is on the horizon, it sure feels like just a matter of time until the voices grow too loud to ignore. Their rumblings right now are loud as it is…

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Luis C. Medina, who you can find on Twitter at lcm1986, has been covering the Chicago Bears at Bleacher Nation since 2017. Since then, he has written about 3 head coaches, 5 play-callers, and 11 starting quarterbacks. Previously, Luis wrote about the Cubs and MLB at BN (2015-16) and worked in the Chicago Tribune sports department (2011-16). He also co-hosted a Cubs postgame show, Outside the Ivy, in 2019.

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