The Chicago Bears are set to play in a game against the New York Jets on Sunday. It is a matchup between two teams that are in a little bit of a different spot. The Jets are one of those teams that are having a surprisingly good year while the Bears are still a little bit away.
Coming into this year, we thought that this would be a battle between Justin Fields and Zach Wilson who were both top quarterbacks drafted in the 2021 NFL Draft. Both of them are good but it appears that the former is going to be significantly better but we won’t know for a while.
However, this could end up being a game that neither of them plays. Wilson is mysteriously benched despite being 5-2 as a starter so far this season so we know for a fact that he won’t be in there.
As for Fields, he is day to day with his shoulder problem and we won’t know if he is playing until later in the morning.
The Bears really need him to play if they want any chance of winning but they aren’t in the business of winning this season. It would be smarter for a variety of reasons if he didn’t play.
The Chicago Bears have a tough Sunday matchup against the New York Jets.
This is also a matchup of two teams from some of the top markets in all of sports. New York vs Chicago is always special no matter what sport it is or how high the stakes are.
No matter what happens, we want to see certain Chicago Bears players play well. If Justin Fields isn’t in the lineup, there will still be some key pieces to have our eyes on in the game. If he does play, he will be the main focus of everything that they do.
The Jets have a chance to make the playoffs in the AFC Wild Card but they are going to have to keep putting some wins together.
With a bad team like the Bears on the schedule, you’d think that they play at thier best to try and get an “easier win”. All wins are hard but the Jets should be able to take it against this Chicago Bears team. If Fields doesn’t play, that will be even better for New York.
So we have benching drama, injury speculation, and playoff implications for one side. There are a lot of young players trying to get better in the process as well which makes things interesting. It should be a ton of fun.