After suffering a rib injury in the Chicago Bears' loss to the Baltimore Ravens, rookie quarterback Justin Fields has missed two consecutive games. In his absence, veteran Andy Dalton has started in his place. However, with a matchup against the Green Bay Packers approaching, the Bears are having ongoing discussions about Justin Fields' availability.
According to the report, the Bears are not going to put Fields' health at risk just to get him on the field. Rather, the team will take the cautious approach with their prized rookie quarterback. This is ultimately the right move, as there is little reason to risk his future health with five games remaining in the lost 2021 season.
In the event that Fields is once again unable to go on Sunday, Dalton is prepared to lead the Bears against the Packers. Over the last two weeks, Dalton is 1-1 as a starter. The veteran played very well in Detroit but struggled in the bad weather against the Cardinals. The Bears only lost by 10 points on Sunday, but Dalton's four interceptions were definitely a difference-maker.
The Bears and Packers kick off at 7:20 PM CST on Sunday. As the primetime matchup on Sunday Night Football, the Bears will venture into Lambeau Field to battle seeking revenge after a loss to the Packers at Soldier Field back in Week 6.