Bears officially ruled out QB Justin Fields for Sunday night vs. the Chargers due to his dislocated thumb. Undrafted rookie free-agent QB Tyson Bagent will make his second NFL start.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 27, 2023
Chicago Bears QB Justin Fields: Knocked Out of Week 7 Tilt Against the Minnesota Vikings
Fields suffered a dislocated thumb on his throwing hand in a Week 6 loss against the Minnesota Vikings. The former first-round pick left the contest in the third quarter following a sack that required a trip to the medical tent. He finished the game 6-of-10 for 58 yards and a pick. Per Ian Rapaport of the NFL Network, Fields is looking at a two-to-three-week absence, with this Sunday marking his second game out.
Fields Continues Slow Development as a Passer
Chicago Bears QB Justin Fields has posted lackluster numbers during his three-year professional career. Fields, the 11th overall pick in the 2021 NFL draft, has thrown just 35 touchdowns against 27 picks in 31 games. However, he ran for 1,143 yards and eight scores in 2022. He also had thrown eight touchdowns against one interception in the two games before taking the field against Minnesota in Week 7.
The Chicago Bears: Turning to Tyson Bagent
Tyson Bagent will get the starting nod in Week 8. The rookie started last Sunday, leading his team to a 30-12 win over the lowly Las Vegas Raiders. The 23-year-old finished the outing 21-of-29 for 162 yards and one touchdown with no interceptions. He also ran the ball three times for 24 yards. Bagent played his college football at Shepherd University (Division II). The six-foot-three signal caller threw for 17,034 yards and 159 touchdowns against 48 picks in 53 games.