Justin Fields has a lot of work to do in order to be ready for the season

As the Chicago Bears begin their obligatory minicamp, Justin Fields and the team are still a work in progress.

At an official Chicago Bearsminicamp, CB Jaylon Johnson wowed an official.

“Did you notice how fast they were closing?” The judges on the sidelines gleamed.

Johnson had just intercepted Justin Fields on an out route and was heading back the other way for a pick-six. The ref wasn’t mistaken; the closing speed was impressive.

Good for Johnson, but not so good for the Bears, who are still looking for their franchise quarterback.

Following Fields’ pick, Johnson’s next pass was swatted away at the line of scrimmage, followed by an off-target incompletion to Equanimeous St. Brown, who was having his own troubles collecting the ball.

I understand if you want to take it easy.

Let’s not make a big deal out of a single pass during minicamp while the squad is dressed in Fields’ extremely talented shorts.

It’s a brand-new offense, staff, and roster. Everything in life takes time, and Fields has had his moments when he looked very good.

Fields didn’t seem to be in charge of the new Luke Getsy offense on the first day of the required minicamp, which Robert Quinn chose not to attend.

During the Bears’ organized team activities, Justin Fields is trying to get into a routine

“They’re throwing a lot at us,” Fields said, “pretty much the full playbook at us, which is excellent.” “Of course, there will be blunders, but we’d rather have them now than later in the autumn camp.

It’s not making the same mistake twice for me. Just don’t do it again if you make that one error on a play. “

Fields is working on his footwork in addition to learning a new playbook, adjusting to new teammates, and working with a new coaching staff. He has a lot on his plate right now.

Fields stated, “I am not ready for the season to begin.” I am the type of person who prefers to be well-prepared. Right now, we aren’t ready to play a game, and I’m just being honest. We shall be prepared when the time comes. No, not just now. “

For the time being, time is on Fields’ side, but time goes quickly. The season opener against the San Francisco 49ers at Soldier Field is 89 days away.