Andy Dalton is expected to play just momentarily in the Bears preseason opener against Dolphins
Chicago Bears lead trainer Matt Nagy said that he doesn’t expect quarterback Andy Dalton playing particularly in this current Saturday’s preseason opener against the Miami Dolphins.
The Bears need to perceive what they have in first-round pick Justin Fields during the preseason. Notwithstanding, Nagy says that Dalton has effectively substantiated himself to where they don’t have to see him get a huge load of reps during the preseason.
“If he wasn’t at the point that we wanted, we would play him more in the preseason,” Nagy said, via Jason Lieser of the Chicago Sun-Times. “He’s exceeded that. He could play tomorrow in a game, and I would feel great about it.”
In a perfect world, the Bears mount a speedy scoring drive and Dalton sits down on the seat a short time later.
“If we go out there and score a touchdown on the first drive, I can promise you, if it’s three plays, he’s out,” Nagy said, via Colleen Kane of the Chicago Tribune. “But if we want to see more and he feels like he needs more, too, we’ll do that. It’ll be a chance for us to talk through it.”
Dalton has a demonstrated history as an equipped NFL beginning quarterback. While he’s new to the Bears, the group realizes what’s in store from Dalton.
For Fields, it’s an opportunity to get him a few reps and let him commit some plays and errors in games that don’t tally.