Chicago Bears fans have to be anxious as it is already Wednesday and there is no clear starting quarterback for Sunday’s game against the Detroit Lions.
If this happened before Week 1, that is one thing.
However, it is Week 4 and everything remains up in the air.
Now, it looks like a discussion between Dalton and Fields.
Bears head coach Matt Nagy: "We expect both Andy and Justin in some capacity at practice today… In regards to the depth chart with them, Andy is the 1, Justin's the 2, Nick is the 3."
Nagy adds that they've had conversations about play calling duties, but he'll keep internal.
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) September 29, 2021
What about the play-calling?
Fans who want Nagy to give it up did not hear what they wanted to hear, so we can safely assume he will hold down that role.
The Quarterback Discussion
Sunday was a weird day for the Bears.
Fields made his first start and that should have meant getting to see the full array of what he could do.
Instead, Nagy set up his quarterback to fail.
The protection just was not there and Fields was a sitting duck in the pocket all afternoon.
The Cleveland Browns defense sacked him nine times and at no time did Nagy lean on the running game to help out his young quarterback.
It was almost like he wanted him to fail in order to prove that Fields is not ready.
That is a bit too far in the conspiracy theory range, but explanations were tough to come by following the ugly loss.
.@danorlovsky7 and Rex Ryan absolutely unleashed on the Bears' head coach 😳
"The Chicago Bears should fire Matt Nagy today. Because yesterday's game plan, which was the worst one I've ever seen in my life, was either negligence or intentional!" pic.twitter.com/SnWhQjNYme
— Get Up (@GetUpESPN) September 27, 2021
Another bad performance against Detroit would likely be the final straw in terms of patience from Bears fans.
The Play-Calling Discussion
By not saying who is calling the plays, Nagy could always deflect blame if things go poorly.
If things go great, he can take the praise.
Yet if they go poorly, he can allude to the fact that someone else is to blame.
This process has to be getting old for Bears fans.
Everyone just wants to win and the way Nagy has handled Fields through three games seems to point toward the head coach being the problem when it comes to quarterbacks.
Mitchell Trubisky managed to take this team to the postseason on two occasions.
That seems like a miracle based on the way this season has started in Chicago.
The tricky thing here is if the Bears lose ugly against the Lions.
Would it really be smart to fire the head coach so early in the season?
In the eyes of some Bears fans, removing Nagy from the equation is the only way to succeed.