Andy Dalton Should be Looking Over His Shoulder Sunday Night

Andy Dalton should be worried about Justin Fields.
Andy Dalton should be worried about Justin Fields. / Jon Durr-USA TODAY Sports

At this point, Andy Dalton has to know his time as the starter is limited. He has to feel the pressure that Justin Fields, and the general public, are putting on him. 

Matt Nagy has said repeatedly that Dalton is going to be the starter, but Dalton hears the noise. For him, the only way he’s going to keep his job is if he pretends not to hear it. 

“That’s the worst thing you can do, is look over your shoulder,” Dalton said. “We’re talking about tuning out the stuff you don’t need to focus on and knowing where you need to put your time and effort and all that kind of stuff. I think that’s just where I’m at. You don’t worry about all the other stuff.”

It’s hard to not look over your shoulder when the inevitable is right in front of you.

WynnBET still has Justin Fields’ odds to lead the league in passing yards (+15000) higher than Dalton, who isn’t even on the list. 

Dalton isn’t expected to make it through the season, according to the odds, and maybe he needs to look over his shoulder to give himself some motivation to keep the job. 

The Bears start their season against the Los Angeles Rams, the best defense in the league a year ago. Dalton is going to have a tough time picking them apart and if he truly struggles, the hype around Fields will grow. 

Regardless of which quarterback gets the nod, the biggest thing Chicago needs is clarity. It can’t go the entire season with one of their quarterbacks playing timidly. We all know that Fields is the future, so let’s just cut to the chase, spare Dalton the lack of sleep and give Fields the job. 

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