Chicago will begin its rookie QB for a second straight sport.
Based on ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Justin Fields would be the starter for the Bears once they host the 0-3 Lions on Sunday.
Bears’ QB Justin Fields will begin Sunday vs. the Lions.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 2, 2021
Fields made the beginning final week in opposition to Cleveland and accomplished 6-of-20 passes for 68 yards, struggling in opposition to fixed stress from the Browns that noticed him sacked 9 occasions.
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Nagy had beforehand mentioned the choice can be a gametime resolution, having beforehand solely mentioned it would not be Nick Foles.
“The starter goes to be a game-time resolution,” Nagy mentioned. “Each [were] on the market this week for practices and you understand Andy is getting higher every day. We’re simply going to see the place he is at on Sunday.”
Dalton is coping with a bone bruise that stored him out of final week’s 26-6 loss to the Bears. He has logged restricted outings at every of the group’s practices this week. He’s formally listed as “questionable” for the sport, so it is unknown whether or not he’ll be wholesome sufficient to play.
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Nagy has repeatedly acknowledged that Fields is coping with a hand harm, however he hasn’t appeared on the harm report this week. And when requested about it after his first begin, he mentioned “it is wonderful.”
Nagy was additionally requested whether or not he had a number of sport plans in place for the sport relying on whether or not Dalton or Fields begins.
“I feel we really feel good proper now with the place we’re at with the sport plans,” Nagy responded with an emphasis on the “s” in “sport plans.”
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That mentioned, Nagy would not reveal who would name performs for the Bears in opposition to the Lions. He held the obligations to start the season, however final season, he gave the play-calling obligations to offensive coordinator Invoice Lazor from Weeks 10 to 16 final season after the Bears’ offense had some points. Maybe Lazor might once more take over after Nagy’s offense posted one web passing yard final week.
The Bears will reveal their grasp plan quickly sufficient, however till Sunday, Chicago followers can be left questioning what precisely the group is planning for Week 4.