Chicago Bears starting quarterback Justin Fields has been dealing with a thumb injury since the third quarter of the team’s Week 6 loss. He hasn’t been on the field since, with Tyson Bagent taking over in his absence. Well, it appears that Fields is going to start this Sunday, per Ian Rapoport. This is fantastic news for Chicago.
The Chicago Bears traded up in the 2021 NFL Draft to select quarterback Justin Fields 11th overall and are trying to determine if he’s going to be the franchise quarterback moving forward. Without him on the field, that’s impossible to determine. The Bears are only 3-7, so the final seven games will focus on shaping the team’s future, something that Fields is (supposed to be) at the center of.
In six games this season, Fields has a personal best in passing yards per game (200.2) and completion percentage (61.7%). However, he’s also thrown six interceptions, lost two fumbles, and taken 24 sacks. There’s still plenty for the Bears and Fields to figure out about each other.
Who is Justin Fields Returning Against?
Fields is set to suit up again in Detroit, where the NFC North-leading Lions await. Detroit’s defense is giving up 22.6 points per game, so Justin Fields can hit the ground running in his return. After all, he has 288 rushing yards in three career games against the Lions.
The Chicago Bears went 2-2 in his absence, including a win against the Panthers last Thursday. They’re a team that’s slowly building momentum, even if the playoffs aren’t in the cards. Let’s see if Fields can keep it going when he suits up on Sunday.
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