We finally know the status of Chicago Bears QB Justin Fields

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Last week against the Atlanta Falcons, the Chicago Bears blew another lead and lost another game. It isn’t that big of a deal because they are clearly tanking to try and get the best draft pick possible as long as Justin Fields continues to develop.

Fields has clearly done that this season. He looks like someone that could legit be considered as a top-flight quarterback. As of right now, he has all of the tools needed to be given that kind of distinction. That certainly makes it easier to build a team good enough to win a Super Bowl.

Unfortunately, Fields is dealing with a little bit of the injury bug right now. He has probably been hurt for a while right now because their offense does very little to protect him which is never good but now he is really injured.

Once the last game against the Falcons was wrapped up, he exited the game via a cart. It later came out that he had a separated shoulder. It sounded like this was an issue that could cost him a few practices, a game or two, or the rest of the season. He was the definition of day-to-day.

We now know that Justin Fields isn’t going to play against the New York Jets.

Now, on game day against the New York Jets, we finally know what his status is for the big game. He is going to miss the game after being listed as questionable for the entire week.

Trevor Siemian is going to get the start against the Jets and Nathan Peterman (elevated from the practice squad on Saturday) is going to be the guy backing him up. It isn’t as fun this way but it is completely necessary to protect the kid.

If the Bears were in the middle of a playoff race this would be much more devastating. At the same time, however, there are worse backup quarterbacks to start in a situation like this than Trevor Siemian who might be able to win a big game with a good roster.

The problem is that the Bears don’t have a good roster so don’t count on it from Siemian. This Jets team isn’t also half bad either. It is unfortunate that we don’t get to see Justin Fields vs Zach Wilson just yet either but Wilson wasn’t playing anyway because he was benched.

For the Bears as an organization, the most important thing for them is to protect this kid from harm and keep his development going.

He is much too important to waste in this meaningless game against an AFC opponent. It will also help their draft stock to lose. As mentioned before, keeping him ready to go for the future is the biggest key to this team taking a step soon.

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