Bears GM Ryan Poles: QB Justin Fields has showcased continued growth


(670 The Score) Bears second-year quarterback Justin Fields was the subject of doubt and skepticism following a challenging loss to the Packers last Sunday at Lambeau Field.

That was another step in the growth process for Fields in the mind of Bears general manager Ryan Poles, who expressed pride in how Fields handled himself this past week.

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“Justin is mentally tough to be able to quiet the noise and continue to improve week to week,” Poles told Jeff Joniak on the Bears Radio pregame show on WBBM Newsradio 780. “In terms of the evaluation, we want to see him continue to grow.

“He’s done that and he keeps getting better every week. Now that we’re in the regular season, things change, things speed up. It’s a new offense, new coordinator, and it’s a new year too. I’m excited to see him come out and respond to the Green Bay game and do some really good things against Houston.”

Fields was 7-of-11 for 70 yards and an interception in the Bears' 27-10 loss to the Packers. Fields is 15-of-28 for 191 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions in two games this season.

Fields also felt the need to clarify a comment that he made about the fan base after the loss that he felt was taken out of context, which was part of the challenging week for him personally.

The Bears (1-1) host the Texans (0-1-1) on Sunday at Soldier Field.

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