It's a good read. Obviously we don't know when Fields will be the starter. Dalton's learning curve is not as steep as Fields. I don't think it's a given that initially, when the season begins, that Fields will be the best QB who gives the team the best opportunity to win. Fields should have a high ceiling, higher than Dalton. But Dalton may be the best QB on the Bears - when the season begins. I don't like the idea of starting Fields until he earns the starting role, by being the best QB on the roster - and who gives the team the best possible opportunity to win games.
One other random thought. What if the team, with Dalton at QB, starts stacking wins and looking rock solid on offense - with Dalton? Do you roll with the winner if he's looking good and winning? Or do you trot Fields out there when he knows this offense well enough to run it?
Anything can happen in a football season in the NFL. What if the Bears have a great season this year and surprise the "experts" by winning big this year - even with that tough schedule? Yeah, I know that sounds crazy after what we've seen the Bears do in recent years. But crazy things can (and do) happen in the NFL. I'd like to see the Bears put their best QB out there, and early in the season that may very well be Andy Dalton. I'd be okay with that. It's a good problem to have - a vet winning and looking solid doing it, while having a future franchise QB learning the game and not being pushed to fast to be the starter.