According to sources, Bears quarterback Justin Fields (left shoulder) will have a chance to warm up before Sunday’s game against the New York Jets. But it’s unlikely that he’ll play, according to NFL Network Insiders Ian Rapoport and Mike Garafolo.
Justin Fields’ shoulder injury, which he sustained during the Bears’ Week 11 game against the Falcons, is still bothering him. Initially described as a dislocation, Fields eventually provided further information about the injuries. He stated that he had a dislocated shoulder with a partly torn ligament.
Justin Fields was only expected to be day-to-day with the injury, according to Bears head coach Matt Eberflus. He also noted that Fields could participate in part of the week’s activities.
Justin Fields was given a dubious designation for the game after the week, opening the door to his participation. Probably, Fields won’t be able to play against New York after all, since Eberflus said that he would only play Fields if he was fully prepared.
Trevor Siemian, a veteran who has played six seasons in the league but is making his first start with Chicago, is scheduled to start in this situation.
QB Nathan Peterman was promoted from the practice squad on Saturday. He will presumably start behind him, perhaps in case of Fields cannot do so.
Justin Fields’ status will be decided at kickoff.
Coach Robert Saleh announced that Mike White would start this week’s game in place of Zach Wilson, the Bears’ opponent’s typical starting quarterback.
The Bear’s offense would be substantially affected by Justin Fields’ absence since the quarterback has been on a roll lately. Since Week 7, Fields has scored a league-high 15 touchdowns.
With six of them coming on the ground, the five-week stretch of contests with at least one throwing and one running touchdown was matched for the most since 1950. Now, he won’t be building on it this week unless his warmup on Sunday goes extraordinarily well.
The left shoulder injury the second-year pro sustained late in last Sunday’s defeat to the Falcons. The injury report labeled it as doubtful after he was restricted in practice for the third consecutive day.
Eberflus remarked, “I believe we’re going to let it go up until the game. We’ll see how it develops. Every day he feels better and healthier. We have 48 hours to evaluate it and decide where to proceed from there.”