When the Chicago Bears signed quarterback Andy Dalton?, the veteran QB let it be known he was told by team brass he would be the starter.
However, that anticipation was altered when the Bears traded up and picked Ohio State's Justin Fields in the opening round of the 2021 NFL Draft.
It makes for an interesting dilemma for Bears head coach Matt Nagy, who has a veteran QB with Pro Bowl-starting experience in Dalton, another veteran who started much of last season in Nick Foles still around and, of course, Fields, the No. 11 overall pick of the draft and Chicago fans' anointed savior for autumns to come.
Nagy has not offered any answers as to how it will play out, but did make it clear that he realizes particular focus needs to be given to how Fields is introduced to NFL action and perhaps the starting lineup.
"We are in a position right now where, with the three quarterbacks that we have, we know that we got to put a really good plan together for all three of those guys," Nagy said Wednesday on NFL Network's Schedule Release '21.