Justin Fields Want Bears Fans To Stop Disrespecting Andy Dalton

New York, NY - December 14, 2019: Ohio State Justin Fields addresses media during pre-announcement press conference of 85th annual Heisman Memorial Trophy at the Marriott Marquis Hotel

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Justin Fields is already showing that he will be a good teammate.

The first-round pick out of Ohio State has already shown flashes of brilliance to excite the Chicago Bears fan base of what is to come, but veteran Andy Dalton remains the starter.

Of course, the fans would prefer their rookie quarterback take over the reins of the offense early, which has led to the crowd chanting Fields’ name when Dalton is out on the field. Fields is hoping that will stop.

Following Saturday’s preseason game, Fields addressed the fans chanting his name and asked that they be more respectful to Dalton when he’s on the field.

“I noticed it, of course. The fans are awesome, but they also have to realize Andy is a human being too,” Fields said, via Pro Football Talk. “Andy is out there on the field right now, so I really think it’s kind of disrespectful to Andy, them cheering my name like that. They have to trust in coach to make sure he’s making the right decisions and cheer Andy on. That’s not helping Andy play better, them cheering my name. That’s not doing that.

“So I would say my advice to them would be just cheer for who’s out there playing on the field.”

It’s a positive sign to see that maturity and leadership from Fields so early in his career, but he will also need to understand that fans will be calling his name early and often. After all, the Bears drafted Fields with the hope that he will be their franchise quarterback moving forward, so everyone is going to want to know whether he will excel in the NFL. And for the fans, the sooner the better.

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