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Justin Fields reveals he’s sending ex-Patriots QB for advice

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Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields has known veteran Carolina Panthers Cam Newton since high school and this is their first time quarterbacks together in the NFL.

Newton, who is beginning his second stint with the Panthers after signing with them this week, has been some sort of mentor to Bears rookie QB for some time, and in an appearance on November 12th on 670’s Parkins & Spiegel Show The Score, Fields revealed that Newton, aside from his teammates Andy Dalton and Nick Foles, was his point of contact this season.

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At just 22 years old and just seven career starts, Fields is fortunate to have two seasoned veteran quarterbacks in the Bears’ roster that he can ricochet off if necessary. When asked if he was speaking to anyone in the league or turning to someone specific for advice and guidance, Fields said this:

“Of course, Nick and Andy, who have these guys there every day,” said the rookie QB before naming another quarterback in the league.

“Cam Newton. I’ve known Cam since my junior year of high school. He actually called me last week or the week before and we had a good chat. Whenever I need advice or something similar, I can always turn to Cam. He is always ready to talk. “

Fields also noted that he is thrilled to see his friend and mentor back in the league as Newton failed to play in the first half of the season following his release from the New England Patriots.

“I’m happy for him,” Fields said of Newton’s trip to Carolina. “I hope he’s fine, definitely.”

Fields also talked about getting clues about another QB he’s looked up to his entire life: former Atlanta Falcons and Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick. “I remember being seven or eight years old and wearing his cleats,” Fields said of Vick. “He’s definitely one of the most electrifying players I’ve seen play in my entire life. I talk to him now and then. It’s always great to hear from him and the advice he gives me. “

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Others have been impressed with Fields, including the Bears legend, former all-pro center Olin Kreutz, who had glowing things to say about the young QB later that day on the Parkins & Spiegel Show.

“I am impressed with his leadership. I’m impressed by the things he says after the games, how he behaves on the field, how he competes, ”said Kreutz on November 12th about Fields.

“Even when he was blown up by those Steelers (Defensive Back) – I think it was Minkah Fitzpatrick – he bounced back immediately. Just the fact that at Heinz Field he wanted to drop his shoulder against one of the best security guards in the league to get an extra yard for his team – believe me folks, that’s the kind of stuff soccer players buy because we are all meatheads. We all love that kind of thing. We love it when a quarterback lowers his shoulder. “

That’s kudos from one of the greats – and it’s just the beginning for Fields.

CONTINUE READING: Justin Fields talks about how his family’s military background shaped him

CONTINUE READING: Justin Fields talks about how his family’s military background shaped him

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