The Chicago Bears need assistance, but Nate Peterman, a career backup QB with some of the worst regular-season performances in football history, may not be it.
Fields made dramatic claims on Wednesday that the coaching staff was holding him back.
Fields promptly reversed his statement hours later in another media interview.
"I just think that you're fed a lot of information at a time and trying to think about that info when you're playing, it doesn't make you play like yourself," Fields said.
There would have been more third-down conversions. It's playing the game I've always played that's most important to me. So I must resume that."
The backup is undrafted rookie Tyson Bagent, and acquiring Peterman guarantees they'll have someone if both players go down.