Bears’ Justin Fields upbeat for 2nd season, ready to revamp org’s culture
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Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields enters his second year in the NFL with immense optimism as he prepares to start the 2022 season as a starter.
Fields told Fox News Digital in a recent interview that he was ready to start under new head coach Matt Eberflaus and the handful of new players acquired by Chicago.
He said the team was looking to revamp its culture.
“Of course there’s a new coaching staff,” Fields said when asked what he’s looking forward to in his second season.
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“We’re trying to sort of re-culture or bring the culture into the building. I don’t think our culture was the best culture last year. So working with the new staff, everyone accepts.
“We welcomed a lot of new people. I just created a base for the years to come. That’s really the most exciting thing about it. It was great to work with the new coaches (and) to work with my new teammates.”
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Fields, who is also entering another season in his partnership with C4 Energy, started 10 of the 12 games he appeared in last season. He threw for 1,870 yards, seven touchdowns and 10 interceptions.
He was 2-8 in his 10 starts, but the Bears offense wasn’t exactly spectacular. The team was 27th in points scored and 24th in yards gained. He acknowledged some of the struggles he faced.
“Of course there were a lot of ups and downs. I think what I learned the most from my rookie season was all about learning and getting used to the NFL game. and how different it is from college,” he told Fox News. Digital. “By taking all the lessons I learned last year and building on those lessons and having a great year this year.”
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Chicago signed wide receivers Byron Pringle, Tajae Sharpe and Equanimeous St. Brown as new targets for Fields. Top receivers Darnell Mooney and Cole Kmet also return. Allen Robinson left for the Los Angeles Rams in the offseason.