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Ex-Bear Willie Gault says Justin Fields should be the starting quarterback

“Why not?! Off the bat, absolutely,” Gault told TMZ Sports.

Former Bear Willie Gault says Justin Fields should be the team’s starting quarterback.
Former Bear Willie Gault says Justin Fields should be the team’s starting quarterback.
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Forget Andy Dalton, the Bears need to make Justin Fields the starting quarterback right now.

So says former Bears wide receiver Wille Gault.

“The coach is going to make that decision, but for me, let’s go!” Gault told TMZ Sports at a charity softball game in Los Angeles on Sunday.

“Why not?! Off the bat, absolutely.”

Despite the hue and cry from Bears fans to make Fields the Week 1 starter, coach Matt Nagy has said Dalton is the team’s starting quarterback. Case closed.

But Fields’ performances in training camp practices and the first two preseason games keeps the debate alive … at least among fans and some Super Bowl-winning former players.

“My time will come when it’s needed, but right now that’s not what I’m focused on,” Fields said last week when asked about getting more time with the first string. “I’m just focused on getting better. … I’m just trying to, whoever he throws me in there with, we’re gonna ball out and I’m gonna try to score every drive.”

“Only way to learn is you got to do it,” Gault told TMZ.