Just when hope seemed to be reaching the horizon, the sky flipped back to night. Justin Fields has landed on the Reserve/COVID-19, just ahead of the final regular season game of the year.
#Bears roster move:
We have placed QB Justin Fields on Reserve/COVID-19.
— Chicago Bears (@BearsPR) January 6, 2022
Why aren’t we allowed to have nice things?
Yes, the Bears have put Fields on the Reserve/COVID-19 list. And while he could conceivably turn around enough negative tests to play on Sunday, there’s a very real chance that he won’t make it in time. And if that’s the case, I’m going to throw my laptop at a brick wall. At least that would help me unleash some pent-up Bears angst.
Fields has missed the last two games due to an ankle injury. But all signs were pointing to him returning for one last shot to end the year, which would be both enjoyable to watch and also to get him some more in-game snaps before the offseason. Frustrating. Fields was just discussing how important it was to him to end his rookie season on a high note. He didn’t want to close up shop solely for the sake of health, and he wanted one last chance this season to play with his teammates (some of whom, won’t be back next year). Fields wanted that opportunity. Unfortunately, he might not get it.
(Michael: At least, if he doesn’t play, he can’t get hurt. That’s a silver lining, right?)