The Chicago Bears will have their quarterback back on the field on Sunday.
Justin Fields has missed the past four games with a right thumb injury.
He wasn’t able to get a grip of the football, and while he was quite close to making his return last Thursday, the team decided to play it safely with him.
Now, Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reports that HC Matt Eberflus has confirmed that Fields will be the starter on Sunday, meaning he was able to go through a full practice without any setbacks.
Coach Matt Eberflus: "Our plan is to start him on Sunday." https://t.co/VPTsPWLADe
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) November 15, 2023
Fields had some solid performances before falling with an injury, but the offense has struggled overall.
The coaching staff has failed to use him to the best of his abilities, and that has put him in a tough spot more often than not.
Fields has never been a pocket passer, and he’s at his best when he’s rolling out of the pocket and making plays with his feet, as he showed last season when he played like the best second-year quarterback during stretches of the campaign.
Chances are that Fields will not be a part of the team next season, as they could use their first-round picks to get either Caleb Williams or Drake Maye.
He’s still young and could have a bright future ahead of him.
So, with seven weeks to make a case for himself, he should be very inspired and determined to prove his worth.NEXT: Insider Reveals Big Justin Fields Update For Lions Game