Justin Fields is reconsidering some of his recent statements.
Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields generated headlines last week when he described his play against the Buccaneers as “robotic” and suggested that coaching might be a factor in it. His remarks stirred considerable reaction in the NFL community, and he later backtracked on them.
Amid the media frenzy, Fields took the initiative to apologize to both offensive coordinator Luke Getsy and quarterbacks coach Andrew Janocko for his earlier comments, as reported by ESPN.
It all began last Wednesday when Fields was speaking with reporters and admitted that he was overthinking on the field and needed to rely more on his instincts. When asked why he was overthinking, he responded, “It could be coaching.”
Fields explained on Wednesday, “They’re doing their job when they’re giving me what to look at, stuff like that,” Fields said Wednesday. “But at the end of the day, I can’t be thinking about that when the game comes.”
After observing the reaction his comments had garnered, Fields offered his apologies to his coaches following Wednesday’s practice. He made it clear that he highly values their coaching. Both Getsy and Janocko accepted his apology and shifted their focus to preparing the offense for their upcoming game against the Chiefs on Sunday.
Later in the day, Fields clarified that his comments had been taken out of context and even went so far as to state that he would “never” lay blame on his coaches or teammates for anything, which contradicted his earlier remarks from just hours earlier.
Despite the public back-and-forth, the atmosphere within the Chicago locker room appears to be positive, and the offense is gearing up for improvement in their game against Kansas City, scheduled for a 4:25 p.m. ET kickoff on Fox.