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Bears camp Day 2 recap: The 3 quarterbacks are performing as you’d expect

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It’s only been two days of training camp practices at Halas Hall for the Chicago Bears, but so far the three quarterbacks are performing exactly how one would expect they’d be performing at this point in the offseason. After scouring over several reports from Thursday’s practice, from both the media and the fans that were in attendance, this Tweet from ESPN’s Jeff Dickerson summed everything up nicely.

I know fans want Justin Fields to dominate from day one and take the starting job, but rookie quarterbacks rarely are able to practice comfortably from the get go. Fields has impressed the coaches with his knowledge of the playbook, the scheme, and the terminology, but knowing it and doing it are two different things. He needs reps in his new pro offense, plain and simple. He’ll get there, but it’ll take some time.

Andy Dalton has been the QB1 for 144 professional regular season games, so it’s natural that he feels more comfortable on the second day of practice in his eleventh training camp. His processor is at a different level, because he’s seeing things from the defense he’s seen thousands of times. He’ll have some mistakes as he’s still getting to know his teammates, but there’s nothing that will be able to shake his confidence in a practice setting.

Nick Foles is in his tenth season, he’s in the second year of a system he’s very familiar with, so he should be slicing up guys like Xavier Crawford, Dionte Ruffin, and Caleb Johnson. If Foles can get just adequate pass protection during the preseason, he’s probably going to look damn good mopping up the second halves of games.

On the injury front, head coach Matt Nagy said that he’s not concerned about Eddie Jackson’s hamstring or Germain Ifedi’s hip flexor. Jackson tweaked his hammy working out on his own, and Ifedi’s injury was from yesterday’s conditioning. Teven Jenkins (back) did not practice today, nor did Akiem Hicks (no reason given).

Nagy also said that Robert Quinn (back) and Bilal Nichols (toe) would be limited today.

When asked how the team is with the 85% COVID vaccination rate, Nagy said “we’re either at or above,” and speaking of COVID, assistant coach John DeFilippo, who is fully vaccinated, is going through COVID protocol.

Now let’s fire through a few Tweets from some people that were at Halas Hall today.