Justin Fields

There aren’t too many people on Zach Wilson’s side these days after the young quarterback reportedly rubbed his teammates the wrong way by not taking responsibility for his poor play. The bad vibes only intensified after a report broke about how Justin Fields handled a similar situation in Chicago.

While many are arguing over the New York Jets quarterback and whether or not he has the maturity needed to succeed, NFL reporter Albert Breer shared an anecdote about how Fields apologized to the Bears’ defense following their loss last weekend.

“Bears QB Justin Fields apologized to his teammates after Chicago’s loss to the Falcons in the locker room postgame,” wrote Breer. “Told them the defense gave the offense a chance, and the offense didn’t get it done. Went a long way with guys, after he’d played hurt.”

Breer then added that the defensive teammates stopped Fields and told him “they had his back.”

The whole thing seemed to say a lot about the state of the locker room in Chicago. The same cannot be said for New York, where head coach Robert Saleh won’t commit to starting Wilson next weekend. Saleh did sorta defend Wilson, saying that he just didn’t articulate himself well when discussing his poor performance against the Patriots.

“I don’t think it’s indicative of how he feels about his team or teammates,” Saleh said. “I don’t think he is naïve to the fact that offense wasn’t played to the best of their ability.”

Regardless, a lot of people around the NFL world had some strong reactions to the anecdote about Fields and how it reflected on Wilson, especially considering the Jets drafted Wilson over Fields.

[Albert Breer]

About Sean Keeley

Along with writing for Awful Announcing and The Comeback, Sean is the Editorial Strategy Director for Comeback Media. Previously, he created the Syracuse blog Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician and wrote 'How To Grow An Orange: The Right Way to Brainwash Your Child Into Rooting for Syracuse.' He has also written non-Syracuse-related things for SB Nation, Curbed, and other outlets. He currently lives in Seattle where he is complaining about bagels. Send tips/comments/complaints to sean@thecomeback.com.