Despite both of them attending Ohio State, Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow and Chicago Bears rookie signal-caller Justin Fields don’t really know each other.

Their time in Columbus never overlapped, as Burrow was there from 2015-18 before he transferred to LSU, and Fields showed up the year after, starting for Ryan Day from 2019-20.

This week, their teams collide as Burrow and the Bengals head to Soldier Field to take on the Bears and former Cincinnati QB Andy Dalton — the guy Burrow was drafted to replace. When meeting with the media on September 15, Burrow was asked if he keeps in touch with Dalton, and the second-year QB said this:

“No I really haven’t. I met him in California pre-draft, but other than that haven’t talked to him too much.”

Burrow was also asked about Fields, and he had some strong compliments for the Bears rookie.

First, Burrow was asked if his and Fields’ paths ever crossed, and he said he had never met the rookie QB.