Justin Fields is trying to get adjusted to life in the NFL. But entering Year 2 with the Chicago Bears, he is also learning a new offense and adjusting to a new coaching staff.

In the offseason, Chicago hired Matt Eberflus as head coach to replace Matt Nagy. On Tuesday, Fields addressed getting adjusted to a new scheme and admitted that the offense is not ready to see live games quite yet.

Fortunately, Fields believes he’ll be more than ready to go when the time comes.

“Uh, no,” Fields said, according to Patrick Finley with the Chicago Sun-Times. “I’m not ready for the season to start.

“I’m the type of guy that would like to know I’m prepared. So, right now, I’m just being honest. We’re not ready to play a game right now. And when that time comes, we will be ready. So, right now, no — not ready to play a game.”

Fields went on to say he’s focusing on learning and growing from mistakes as opposed to making the same mistakes twice.

“For me, it’s just not making the same mistake twice,” Fields said. “If you make that one mistake on a play, just don’t do it again. If you ultimately keep getting better and keep growing, it’ll be less mistakes every day.

“And, of course, you’ll be right where you want to be.”

As a rookie in 2021, Fields appeared in 12 games (10 starts) with mixed results. It will be interesting to see how he looks with a new coaching staff and some personnel additions on the offensive side of the ball.

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