Fields to get first NFL start for Bears Sunday against Browns

Chicago Bears

Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields runs with a ball during NFL football practice in Lake Forest, Ill., Wednesday, June 9, 2021. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) – Justin Fields is set to make his first start for the Chicago Bears. Coach Matt Nagy says the team will go with the prized rookie quarterback when the Bears visit the Cleveland Browns this week with veteran Andy Dalton sidelined because of a left knee injury. Nagy says Dalton remains the team’s No. 1 quarterback for now and the plan is for him to be the starter when he is healthy. Nagy adds the three-time Pro Bowler is week to week, though the Bears don’t think he will be placed on injured reserve. Super Bowl 52 MVP Nick Foles will be the backup quarterback. 

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Trending Stories

Don't Miss