(670 The Score) He may only be a rookie, but Bears quarterback Justin Fields already understands the significance of his organization’s rivalry with the Packers.
For much of the past three decades, Chicago has been tormented by Green Bay and its star quarterbacks. It’s a trend that Fields intends on changing.
“Just know it’ll be back on our side very soon – sooner than later, for sure,” Fields said on the Parkins & Spiegel Show on Friday regarding the balance of power potentially tilting back to Chicago in the Bears-Packers rivalry.
The 22-year-old Fields got his first taste of the matchup when the Packers beat the Bears, 24-14, at Soldier Field on Oct. 17, a game that was clinched by Green Bay star quarterback Aaron Rodgers’ touchdown run late in the fourth quarter. After that, Rodgers screamed “I still own you!” at Bears fans, a point that couldn’t be refuted as Rodgers is 22-5 in his career against Chicago.
Fields took no issue with that comment from Rodgers, but he did admit he’s the type of player who will look for motivation anywhere he can get it, including internally.
“I just like proving people wrong,” Fields said. “I like proving myself right. Just the stuff that I’m able to do, I just think my competitive spirit just allows me to keep pushing and keep thriving to be great every day. So I think it’s all of those really just into one thing, just proving people wrong, proving myself right and also wanting to be great and wanting to expand my potential.”
Recently, it was the doubts about the Bears’ struggling offense that Fields used as motivation.
“We’ve had a couple of rough games this year,” Fields said. “Just hearing everybody’s mouth that talks bad about us, that’s just a little bit of motivation for myself and our teammates.”
The Bears are 3-6 as they have their bye here in Week 10. The Packers are 7-2 and lead the NFC North.