Bears quarterback Justin Fields is coming into his own as he prepares to be the starter according to Matt Eberflus.
Chicago’s head coach saw encouraging signs during Tuesday’s three-day voluntary minicamp which focussed primarily on the offense.
“I thought he did an excellent job today,” Eberflus said. “He really did. He was in command of the offense, really every play that I saw. There’s certainly, when you’re working with 11 guys, there was a mistake here and there by this person or that person, but man, he had really good command today.”
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“He’s got a really good confidence in the room,” Eberflus said. “When I’m in the quarterback room, when I’m in the offensive room, [he’s] calling out the plays, executing and then what the adjustments are if we may have that for that particular play.”
This newfound confidence is down to the fact Justin Fields is secure in his position heading into his second year.
“It feels good just having that mindset,” Fields said. ‘It’s definitely a different mindset than last year, so I’m ready for the role and I’m ready to lead this offense and lead this team.
“Last year was my rookie year, of course, my first in the league, didn’t know if I was going to start or not, didn’t know if I was going to play, so my mindset right now is completely different than last year,” Fields said. “I’m just excited to get started.”
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“It would be easier if it was the same offense as last year and we were just able to grow on that,” Fields said. “But kind of just reset, since the rookie year with learning this new offense and just kind of picking it up. I think that’s going to be the most challenging part with this new coaching regime, is just learning this new offense and making sure we all get it down, to the details.”