In the hours since the Chicago Bears' 20-17 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals, head coach Matt Nagy declined multiple times to clarify whether veteran Andy Dalton (left knee) would remain the team's starting quarterback if healthy.
However, five minutes after Nagy's Monday morning's news conference concluded, where Nagy cited "scheme" as the reason he could not divulge whether Dalton would remain the starting quarterback over rookie Justin Fields, the Bears sent a team official into the media room to announce that Dalton is, in fact, still the Bears' starting quarterback, health permitting.
The news makes sense, and if Dalton can go in Week 3, he'll be the starter. What would be the bigger question is if Fields has to play Week 3, would the team go back to Dalton when healthy? That may be tougher to justify, so this story could only be beginning to heat up.