Fields embraces Bears beginning season with Dalton as starter

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Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields is comfortable with the fact he'll likely begin his NFL career as the team's backup behind veteran Andy Dalton.

"If I don't believe in it, it's not going to work out," Fields said Thursday when asked about head coach Matt Nagy's plan at quarterback, according to ESPN's Jeff Dickerson. "My job is strictly (to) get better and be the best quarterback I can be and hope my team wins. That's what I'm going to do whether it's starting, whether it's sitting, I'm going to do whatever is going to help us win."

The Bears signed Dalton in March to be their starter, and Nagy recently reiterated Chicago plans to keep the three-time Pro Bowler atop the depth chart to start the season.

Fields is making the most out of the opportunity to learn from the 10-year veteran.

"I've learned a lot of things (from Dalton)," Fields added. "He's talked to me a lot. I actually went to dinner with him and his wife. Andy and Nick, they've been awesome, probably bigger than you guys even know. Andy has just completely taken me under his wing. Any question that I have for him, he's going to answer, even when I'm throwing."

Dalton for the Dallas Cowboys last season after spending his first nine NFL campaigns with the Cincinnati Bengals. The 33-year-old tossed 14 touchdowns to eight interceptions while posting a 4-5 record with Dallas.

Meanwhile, Fields was considered one of the top prospects in this year's draft after a solid career at Ohio State, during which the 2019 Heisman finalist led the Buckeyes to a national championship game appearance last season.

Chicago traded up nine spots in this year's draft to make Fields the fourth quarterback off the board at No. 11 overall.

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