Justin Fields Will Start vs. Lions on Sunday After Andy Dalton Gets Downgraded to Doubtful

What a great waste of time all that chicanery turned out to be.

A Saturday evening news dump from Halas Hall:

 

Justin Fields will make his second NFL regular-season start on Sunday against the Lions, as Andy Dalton gets the downgrade to “doubtful” to play. After practicing with limitations throughout the week, Saturday came around and Dalton’s knee clearly isn’t ready to give it a full go. Whatever progress he made to go from not practicing in the previous week to doing so on a limited basis a week later is nice and all. It’s always good to see the arrow pointing up after a player is dealing with an injury. But it is probably more important for Dalton to take as much recovery time as possible.

In the meantime, Fields gets a bounce-back shot against the Lions in front of the Soldier Field faithful. And, frankly, it’s the right thing for both players. For Fields, it is an opportunity to show how he rebounds against a divisional foe licking its own wounds. And for Dalton, more time to work through his injury. Now, let’s see some offensive plays more fitting for Fields. Otherwise, it won’t matter which QB is taking the snaps.

See ya for game-day tomorrow!

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Luis C. Medina, who you can find on Twitter at lcm1986, has been covering the Chicago Bears at Bleacher Nation since 2017. Since then, he has written about 3 head coaches, 5 play-callers, and 11 starting quarterbacks. Previously, Luis wrote about the Cubs and MLB at BN (2015-16) and worked in the Chicago Tribune sports department (2011-16). He also co-hosted a Cubs postgame show, Outside the Ivy, in 2019.

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