In 10 games played this season, the Chicago Bears are 3-7. For the past four games in a row, former first-round pick Justin Fields has been out with a thumb injury. Without Fields, the Bears have started undrafted rookie Tyson Bagent who’s gone 2-2 in four starts.
Bagent did what he could to help Chicago win, but this is Fields’ offense when he makes his return. According to the NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, Fields is on track to start in Week 11 vs. the Lions. That would be his first game started since Week 6 vs. Minnesota. Chicago needs to evaluate Fields over their final seven games and decide if he’s their QB for the future or not.
Justin Fields is on track to start in Week 11 on the road vs. the Lions
Sources: #Bears QB Justin Fields, out the last month with a dislocated thumb, is expected to start Sunday vs the #Lions, assuming today’s practice goes well. The key has been regaining grip strength, and Fields was nearly there before TNF. With a solid practice, he will be. pic.twitter.com/6Oxp4Ta8G4
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) November 15, 2023
The Bears were forced to start rookie QB Tyson Bagent when Fields suffered a thumb injury in Week 6. Fields’ biggest issue for not returning sooner was grip strength on the football. Chicago had a quick turnaround in Week 10, playing on TNF vs. the Panthers. While he was close to returning, Fields wasn’t quite ready to start that game.
However, Fields is expected to start this Sunday vs. the Lions. Ian Rapoport noted that head coach Matt Eberflus wants to see his QB1 throw and go through drills on Wednesday. If he looks good, there will be no hesitation to start him this Sunday. In the four games Fields has missed, the team has gone 2-2. Despite staying .500, the Bears have lacked explosiveness on offense.
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— Ian Rapoport…
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Author : Zach Wolpin
Publish date : 2023-11-15 14:11:05
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