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Justin Fields responds bluntly to Aaron Rodger’s question

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Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields, who hails from the state of Ohio, understands the importance of great rivalries.

The Ohio-Michigan rivalry is the most famous in college football – but getting the most out of Michigan in his time with the Buckeyes was one thing. Playing Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers in the oldest rivalry in the NFL is another one – especially considering how the Packers have dominated the Bears in recent years.

Green Bay have been 19-3 against the Bears since 2011, and Rodgers was a big reason for that. But Fields doesn’t see his first career start against his team’s biggest rival as a “Justin Fields vs. Aaron Rodgers Show”.

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“I’m pretty familiar with it,” Fields said on October 13 when asked about the rivalry between the Bears and the Packers. “We know we have a great opportunity ahead of us. We will do everything we can to prepare for this game and to be as prepared as possible. Hopefully we’ll play well on Sunday. “

The rookie QB also revealed what he thinks his team needs to focus on in order to turn the tide in the rivalry.

“Performances and performances of plays. Of course we know they are talented on both offense and defense so it will just be a matter of making moves and playing, ”said Fields.

He’s not wrong – but the young caller will do his job for him against a Packers defense that will try to disrupt him at every turn. Matt LaFleur is also 4-0 against Matt Nagy, so the Bears are going to need a full game in all three phases.

Just don’t expect Fields to stand out when playing against Rodgers.

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Fields was asked if he was trying to mimic certain aspects of Rodgers’ game, and he said yes.

“Yeah, I just like that he’s always in tune with the rhythm when he’s playing the game. It’s part of his game that I’m trying to imitate in mine, ”said the rookie QB.

Fields also gave credit when it came to the incumbent MVP.

“I’m excited,” Fields said of the opportunity to play against an NFL legend. “He’s a Hall of Fame quarterback. He’s a great quarterback. He’s been playing for as long as I can remember. I know it will be a good match between him and our defense. Our defense played well. I am happy to see him play. “

When asked if he ever faced a quarterback like Rodgers, Fields noted that the college equivalent was Trevor Lawrence, but he doesn’t see this as a match between QBs.

“To be honest, I don’t see it as a match between me and Aaron,” Fields said. “I just do whatever I have to do to help my team win. If that drops the ball 80 times in a game, or if that is thrown for that many yards, that’s what I’ll do. I’m not worried about comparisons between touchdowns and stats. I am worried about victory. That’s it.”

Then Fields was asked, “Isn’t there an instinct to say, ‘Hey! This is Aaron Rodgers, I want to do better than him? ‘”The rookie replied bluntly:

“No. My job is to win. My job is not to be better than any quarterback. As long as we win, I’ll do my job right.”

Once again he is absolutely right, but he will face the toughest test of his young career against Green Bay on Sunday. We’ll see how his first chapter in the rivalry goes.

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When asked if he ever faced a quarterback like Rodgers, Fields noted that the college equivalent was Trevor Lawrence, but he doesn’t see this as a match between QBs.

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