Considered one of 5 groups eradicated from the playoffs, the Bears obtained one other heavy blow when coach Matt Nagy introduced that Nick Foles could be the staff’s Week 16 starter as an alternative of rookie Justin Fields on Sunday towards Seattle.
Fields, who’s affected by an ankle harm, could or could not see the motion of the sport, Nagy stated.
The rookie caller didn’t observe Thursday, in keeping with the staff’s harm report. He performed one hundred pc of the Bears’ offensive snaps in Monday’s 17-9 loss to the Vikings, the place he accomplished 26 of 39 passes for 285 yards and a landing.
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Fields stated on Wednesday he twisted his ankle within the second quarter of that recreation towards Minnesota.
“Once you play the sport you have got a bunch of adrenaline and stuff,” Fields stated. “That is once I first felt it, however I used to be nonetheless ok to play it. It bought worse after the sport and the following morning, nevertheless it was higher [Wednesday morning]. “
On the time, he anticipated to be able to play on this week’s recreation towards Seattle and he thought of himself “hand in hand.” He will not begin, nevertheless it stays to be seen if he’ll play.
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The eleventh total choose on this 12 months’s Ohio State Draft, Fields accomplished 58.9% of his passes for 1,870 yards and 7 touchdowns and 10 interceptions within the air in 12 video games, together with 10 as a starter. He additionally has 72 carries for 420 yards and two speeding touchdowns, making him the second-best rusher on the staff.