Fields suffered an ankle damage throughout Monday’s 17-9 loss to the Minnesota Vikings. Dalton has been coping with a groin damage that flared up after he returned this week from the COVID-19 record.
Foles, whom the Bears acquired final season to compete with former starter Mitch Trubisky, has not performed this season. Fields completed Monday evening’s recreation and was a restricted participant in observe Wednesday, however he didn’t observe Thursday or Friday.
Nagy stated the damage hasn’t gotten worse, however that the workforce is attempting to gauge “the place the ache degree is” and didn’t rule out utilizing Fields as Foles’ backup on Sunday. The Bears’ solely different quarterback is rookie Ryan Willis, who signed to the observe squad Dec. 18.
“Now we have to steadiness the place we’re at with what Ryan might do exactly getting right here lately,” Nagy stated. “He is actually studying the playbook and what to do. It will most likely be extra of an emergency scenario, and we simply should see the place Justin’s at percentage-wise, the place it does not danger his well being however he is capable of assist us. If that is not the most effective factor to do, belief me, we’ll go forward and go together with Ryan.”
Fields, the Bears’ No. 1 draft selection final spring, missed two video games earlier this season due to cracked ribs. In 12 video games this season, he has accomplished 58.9% of his passes for 1,870 yards, seven touchdowns and 10 interceptions. He has fumbled an NFL-high 12 occasions and has a 25.1 whole quarterback ranking, the second worst within the league amongst certified quarterbacks.