Justin Fields is expected to be on the field this Sunday when the Bears play host to the Packers in Week 6 in a key NFC North showdown. The Bears' new starting quarterback underwent tests Monday on his hyperextended knee that was injured during Sunday's road win over the Raiders, according to NFL Network's Tom Pelissero.
It's good news for Fields owners. Fields left the game for a play after a hit on his knee, giving way to Dalton, but Fields came right back in and stayed. He threw his first regular-season touchdown pass, a 2-yard throw to Jesper Horsted that gave Chicago a 7-3 second-quarter lead, the story said.
Fields was much better in a win over the Lions in Week 4, so this is a bit surprising as one would assume the job now belongs to Fields. According to Grote, Nagy went on to say, "The next two days will tell us a lot in terms of where [Dalton is] at. We'll have an update for you on Wednesday."
Fields was a big disappointment in Week 3 and struggled to really get any kind of offense going. It's quite possible if Dalton is healthy the team will go back to him, as that's what they've said all along. Some who follow the team felt Fields just wasn't ready to start in the NFL. For those in deeper leagues or multi-QB leagues, it's a situation to monitor.