Dealing with an injury to his left shoulder, there is some skepticism surrounding Fields’ availability for Sunday’s game against the New York Jets.
On Tuesday, Bears fans received a positive update from NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. As a guest on The Rich Eisen Show, Rapoport reported that the Bears are “optimistic” that Fields can play this weekend.
“I would say his status is TBA. The team feels optimistic on him playing, so that at least is a good sign,” Rapoport noted.
Rapoport tiptoed around Eisen’s question, asking whether or not Fields’ shoulder was dislocated.
“I think there’s pain and then there’s how functional can he be. Everyone’s different, and he’s a little different because he’s very physical.”
All eyes are on the #DaBears / #TakeFlight matchup this Sunday as we await for word on both quarterbacks – is @justnfields healthy? will @ZachWilson get benched?@RapSheet checked in with the latest on those developments:#NFL #CHIvsNYJ pic.twitter.com/ml4VhbNSoD— Rich Eisen Show (@RichEisenShow) November 22, 2022
On the other hand, the Jets have their own issues at the quarterback position.
Zach Wilson played terribly in the 10-3 loss to the New England Patriots on Sunday. By failing to take accountability after the loss, head coach Robert Saleh hasn’t ruled out making a change.
“Obviously the performance was bad,” Rapoport told Eisen. “All of the Jets fans watched how rough his performance was. But I think the performance at the press conference took it to another level.”
Jets’ HC Robert Saleh told reporters that he’s not committing to QB Zach Wilson as his starting QB for Sunday’s game vs. the Bears.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 21, 2022
There are plenty of question marks hovering over both teams heading into Sunday’s showdown. If Fields can play, even if he’s not at 100 percent, the Bears have a chance to steal one on the road from a distracted Jets squad.
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