Bears plan to start Justin Fields in final two games

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Bears quarterback Justin Fields revealed postgame that he aggravated his injured non-throwing shoulder during Saturday’s loss to the Bills. He added that he had a foot stepped on late and couldn’t bear full weight but expected to be “good to go” for Week 17.

Bears coach Matt Eberflus was asked whether Fields’ injuries might keep him out against the Lions.

Absolutely not,” Eberflus said Monday, via Courtney Cronin of ESPN.

Fields originally injured his left shoulder in Week 11, and the quarterback said the team’s medical staff has told him it would be a “nagging injury all year.” He plans to play through it.

“He’s good to go,” Eberflus said. “He’s healthy. He’s ready to go for this week.”

The Bears were eliminated from playoff contention after Week 13 and have lost eight in a row. Eberflus, though, said he sees value in Fields playing the final two games.

“Because we’ve got to get better,” Eberflus said. “We want to improve. We want to see where we are. These last two games matter. They’re division opponents to us, very important to our football team to see the competition, to see guys compete against our division. I think it’s important for each man; it’s important for each unit; and it’s important for our whole football team.”

8 responses to “Bears plan to start Justin Fields in final two games

  1. I’m sure they’re still evaluating him to determine if they want to pick a QB in the draft. Not saying they will.He could very well turn out to be their franchise QB.

  2. Right now the Bears have one starting NFL quality offensive linemen, zero quality receivers, 1 quality tight end, and 1 quality running back. I sure would not want to be Fields.

  3. Have these dumbzzz learned anything this year? Keep him in the pocket and teach hime to throw the ball. FACTs – Justin Fields hurt running – Jackson out running – Hurts – Hurt running – Running QB’s can win you a few games – but running that dumb RPO gets your QB knocked out of the games eventually. And you will always find somebody bigger and stronger and will not see them coming. So play Fields but play him in the pocket because that is what he needs to learn and winning these games mean nothing. Then maybe next year he can run when he needs to because they will know that he can pass – right now his passing is not a threat

  4. Play him from the pocket? That is the problem right there. He doesn’t know how to. He is a one read and run type of player. Lacks all the basic fundamentals of a pocket passer so his only attribute right now is his legs. Bears need to draft a guy who can play from the pocket, if they had one they wouldn’t look so bad.

  5. No pocket awareness? First he needs a pocket. When he has time, he hits the shots. If you can’t see his progressions, time to turn off the game and go watch the Bulls.

    Fields is a pocket passer, that can run. He’s not a “running QB”, just a tremendous athlete.

    Josh Allen, Lamar Jackson, Tom Brady, throw in Aaron Rodgers. All injured while in the pocket. Fields, injured scrambling (to save his life) but wasn’t injured on a run.

    This is football, injuries happen. When JF1 has an OL and WR, he’ll continue to prove the naysayers wrong. Believe he’s approaching Bears QB records on Passer Rating. Also has better stats than Rodgers and trending up.

  6. “The Bears were eliminated from playoff contention after Week 13 ”

    No the Bears were eliminated from the playoffs when they drafted Fields. Make him a running back and draft an actual QB

  7. u4775 says:
    December 28, 2022 at 12:00 pm

    “The Bears were eliminated from playoff contention after Week 13 ”

    No the Bears were eliminated from the playoffs when they drafted Fields. Make him a running back and draft an actual QB

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    You have no clue what you’re talking about. Even with less than a skeleton of a staring roster Fields was the hottest player in the NFL. You know nothing about the NFL, probably a goofy Raiders or a Lions fan, LOL!

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