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Justin Fields getting comfortable with the Steelers by the day

The Pittsburgh Steelers revamped their quarterback room this offseason, and after signing Russell Wilson they were able to obtain Justin Fields for relatively cheap. After sending a conditional 6th Round pick to Chicago for the former face of their franchise, you have to wonder how Fields is getting acclimated to life in a new city. On top of life in a new city, also life in a new system.

After the team wrapped up their mandatory minicamp, Fields feels as if he’s getting better every day.

“I am feeling good. I am getting more and more comfortable each and every day,” said Fields. “Just getting better every day. That is the goal, to build that foundation now that will last the whole season. Just focused on the details, the little things and stuff like that. Just growing and getting better every day.”

While he sees improvement, it doesn’t mean things are easy. Getting acclimated with a new team, system and teammates brings challenges which Fields hasn’t faced since entering the NFL. Nonetheless, Fields is taking everything in stride, trying to improve his game every day.

“I am with new receivers, getting new connections, so there is some truth to that where guys don’t naturally have connections yet,” said Fields. “That is why we are out here practicing, building trust with each other. Everybody is kind of rotating in right now. It’s good that we are getting different reps with different guys to build that trust with each and every one.”

While the on-field work is paramount, Fields has been around the league long enough to also realize just how important off-field connections can be when you talk about success in the league. It’s easy to suggest players who are professionals will be able to get comfortable with one another quickly, but that doesn’t always mean it’s simple. Fields knows the importance, and has been happy with the connections he’s been able to make so far this offseason.

“It’s super important,” said Fields. “Everyone knows the closer you are as a team, the better you are. That is just the way it is.

“We try to do outside activities. I have done bowling with the receivers a couple of times. Gone out to eat with the offensive line. Anything you can do to build that connection. Kennywood the other day, that was awesome getting to know guys on a personal level.”

Most will admit the job as the Steelers starting quarterback in 2024 is Russell Wilson’s to lose, but that doesn’t mean Fields is just going to sit on his hands and hope for the best. Fields has been working his tail off throughout OTAs and minicamp to prove his worth and be ready if, or when, his number is called.

Be sure to stay tuned to SCN for the latest news and notes surrounding the Steelers as they prepare for the rest of the offseason and get ready for training camp.


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