Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields clarified comments post-game in Week 2, stressing that he did not call out the fanbase.
The Chicago Bears suffered their first loss of the season in Week 2, as they fell to the rival Green Bay Packers 27-10. Following the game, quarterback Justin Fields comments caught the attention of fans and media when he was asked if losing to the Packers stings more because of the rivalry and how much Bears fans want to win the game.
The question was cut out of a clip that circulated on social media, which saw Fields say “It hurts more in the locker room than the Bears fans. At the end of the day, they aren’t putting in any work.” Without the question added to the clip, it led to some backlash from fans.
While meeting with the media on Wednesday, Fields clarified the comments he made a few days prior, saying he did not mean to disrespect the fanbase. You can listen to Fields’ full comments in the Bears’ tweet below.
Justin Fields clarifies fan comments after Packers loss
Fields stressed that he respects every Bears fan and that he was frustrated after the Sunday Night Football game.
The Bears pulled off one of the biggest shocks to start the season, as they defeated the San Francisco 49ers 19-10 at rainy Soldier Field. In that game, Fields completed 8-of-17 pass attempts for 121 yards, two touchdowns and one interception.
Facing off against the Packers, the Bears did not pass the ball much. In fact, they only passed the ball just 11 times, despite trailing the majority of the game. Fields completed seven of those attempts for 70 yards, zero touchdowns, and one interception.
The Bears and Fields will look to get back in the win column in Week 3 when they take on the Houston Texans.