For some, watching Justin Fields suit up is the only reason to tune into Bears games this late in the season. But because of a bothersome ankle injury, Fields has been unavailable to play lately. And while Chicago has won each of their last two games, winning without Fields has left those of us dreaming of a better future feeling a bit empty.
But if it is any consolation, the rookie’s return is around the corner.
Bears Head Coach Matt Nagy told reporters that he expect Fields to (1) practice in full on Wednesday and (2) start at quarterback when game day rolls around on Sunday. And there was much rejoicing throughout the land!
Fields’ rookie season has been uneven, but entertaining. From his first professional touchdown, his first road win in Vegas, that dazzling run against the Niners, and close-but-no-cigar breakout performance in Pittsburgh, there have been plenty of positive takeaways. Admittedly, it hasn’t been perfect. Fields has still thrown more interceptions (10) than touchdowns (7) and needs to have some things coached out of him. But that’s exactly why we want him playing in this game in the first place.
Sunday’s game against the Vikings presents an opportunity for Fields to end on a high note. Doing so against a divisional opponent would be the cherry on top.
For the entire Nagy Wednesday press conference, you can watch the video below:
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