Listen to Chicago Bears head coach Matt Nagy join The Herd with Colin Cowherd to discuss his team’s drafting of Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields, and explain how they went from proclaiming Andy Dalton ‘QB1’ on their official Twitter page, to trading up to make one of the most notable moves of the entire weekend.
Fields had the most volatile stock of any of the five quarterbacks coming in, with rumors linked to him possibly going three to the San Francisco 49ers, and then potentially falling all the way to the end of the first round, as former NFL quarterback and respected draft guru Chris Simms had the Bucs getting Fields at pick no. 32.
Chicago Bears GM Ryan Pace likely attempted a masterstroke to save his career, as it was only four years prior that he was responsible for trading up to draft Mitch Trubisky in a draft that saw Patrick Mahomes and Deshaun Watson get picked AFTER the now-maligned Trubisky, who now resides as Josh Allen’s backup in Buffalo.
Check out the segment above as Nagy details how the decision went down, and how he communicated to Dalton that the team was going to take Fields.