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Steelers' Fields doesn't have 'mindset of sitting all year'

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Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Justin Fields is ready to challenge Russell Wilson for the team's starting job.

"I definitely don't have the mindset of sitting all year," Fields said Tuesday, according to ESPN's Brooke Pryor. "I'm coming in every day, giving it all I got. Pushing (Wilson) to be his best, and he's pushing me to be my best each and every day."

The Steelers acquired Fields from the Chicago Bears in March. Fields said he told Bears general manager Ryan Poles that Pittsburgh was his ideal destination.

"He honored that, and I appreciate him for that and glad he was able to put me in a spot where I wanted to be," Fields said.

Fields started 38 games for the Bears across three seasons after being drafted 11th overall in 2021. He completed 60.3% of his passes for 6,674 yards, 40 touchdowns, and 30 interceptions and added 2,220 yards and 14 scores on the ground.

The 25-year-old arrived after Wilson signed with the team following his release from the Denver Broncos. Reports emerged after Fields' acquisition that Wilson would be the starter, but the former says he will continue to challenge for playing time.

"I'm definitely competing," the dual-threat QB said. "I think Russ knows that. We're competing against each other every day. ... Helps me get better, us pushing each other."

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