The Chicago Bears kick off their offseason program on Monday, but quarterback Justin Fields has already been hard at work preparing for the new season.
Fields held practices with teammates wide receiver Darnell Mooney and tight end Cole Kmet, and he also practiced with Colin Kaepernick.
Fields will have a new coaching staff in place this year, including offensive coordinator Luke Getsy and quarterbacks coach Andrew Janocko. But Fields has had the same personal quarterback coach in Ron Veal since he was in sixth grade.
The calf recently appeared on 670 sheet music, where he spoke about Fields’ offseason preparation. He had 16 training sessions, where the focus was on areas of concern, including ball security and faster delivery.
“We’re trying to speed up his throws a little more, trying to speed up his delivery a little more so he can get the ball out in time,” he said. “…A little more anticipation. These are the things we focused on.
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There’s a lot of excitement around Fields heading into Year 2, where he’s the undisputed QB1. Fields has a whole offseason to build as a starter, which he didn’t have last year.
The Bears are looking to build this new offense around Fields’ strengths, which is certainly a new concept after watching Matt Nagy execute the same offense with Andy Dalton and Fields.