It will be apparent when it’s time to start quarterback Justin Fields — whenever that may be — Bears quarterbacks coach John DeFilippo said.

“Like [head coach Matt Nagy] said, I think we’ll all know when it’s Justin’s time to go win a football game,” he said Wednesday morning. “I’m a big believer in that as well.”

The Bears have declared Andy Dalton the starter and said that, in a perfect world, Fields can spend the 2021 season as an understudy — the way the Chiefs’ Patrick Mahomes did under Nagy in 2017.