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After a second season in the league where he flashed bits of greatness, the Chicago Bears have made it clear that they intend to build their team around young star quarterback Justin Fields, and it sounds like Fields is already putting in some major offseason work himself, too.

This week, Chicago Bears head coach Matt Eberflus discussed the development of Justin Fields with NFL Network’s Judy Battista at the Annual League Meeting on Saturday, detailing why he has confidence in the young quarterback going forward.

“I was with him the whole year,” Eberflus said. “I was in all the quarterback meetings. And I really spent the first year building that relationship with him as a head coach and quarterback. He just showed me grit and, toughness, work ethic, his teammates love him. All the things that come with that position, he exuded those traits for sure.”

Eberflus acknowledged that the passing game is still a work in progress, but detailed how Fields is working to improve this offseason.

“I think it’s like any position on our team,” Eberflus said. “We all need to grow because we have a young football team. And he’s no different. He just needs to keep working his game. He’s working hard this offseason on his own. Looking at the tape from last year, looking at other quarterbacks, studying other quarterbacks in different situations. Third down, two-minute and all those various situations you get into. And he’s doing a great job at that.”

We’ll have to see how the offseason work helps him this upcoming season.