Chicago Bears head coach Matt Nagy has already said that Andy Dalton is currently the starting quarterback for the organization. Despite the team trading up to get Justin Fields at No. 11 in this year’s NFL Draft, Nagy is going with experience right now.

NFL analyst Greg Cosell doesn’t believe that’s the right move. He thinks Fields needs to be playing as a rookie quarterback.

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On the Ross Tucker Podcast, Cosell he thinks Fields is talented enough to be the starter for the Bears and deserves the opportunity to play right away. He explained why.

“I’m a believer in putting young quarterbacks out there unless they literally cannot execute,” Cosell said. “I think that’s the way you learn to play the position. We know what we have with Andy Dalton and Nick Foles. They’ve obviously made a decision that Foles isn’t a starter otherwise they wouldn’t have brought Andy Dalton in. You know what you have in Andy Dalton, who by the way did not play particularly well with the Cowboys last year. If Justin Fields can execute your offense to some degree, obviously he can’t execute everything, I just think that’s the best way for him to learn, just put him out there and let him play.”

Nagy’s comment on Dalton being the starter comes months before the Bears are scheduled to open the season against the Los Angeles Rams. A lot can change in that time.

Will Fields be the starter in September? It’s going to be interesting to see if he solidifies himself as QB1 come the first week of the year.