Who is starting at quarterback for the Chicago Bears in Week 4?
Nobody seems to know.
That is not only true for fans, but for the actual team.
Head coach Matt Nagy spoke with the media Friday and revealed he has not even made a decision yet.
Bears’ HC Matt Nagy said today that his starting QB for Sunday’s matchup against the Lions will be a game-time decision.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 1, 2021
That makes sense, given Foles is the third-string guy.
This situation is a total mess and it is tough to prepare for a game when not knowing who will start at quarterback.
— PFF (@PFF) October 1, 2021
Dalton’s Job To Lose
Making this a game-time decision likely means they are not yet sure how Dalton will hold up with the bone bruise in his knee.
Nagy has made it clear Dalton is the starter given he is healthy.
Backing that decision can be done by pointing to Fields’ first start, which came last Sunday in Cleveland.
The Browns defense sacked him nine times in what was an ugly affair for the Bears.
Dalton may not have fared much better if Nagy was just setting up the quarterback to get pounded, no matter who lined up there.
So while the coach may say Fields is not ready, it is possible no one will find success with Nagy calling the shots.
A Must-Win Game
The Bears are 1-2 and the offense looked like a high school team in Week 3.
Next up are the 0-3 Detroit Lions, who are desperate for a win.
This game is more of a must-win for Nagy than for the Bears as a whole.
Last week was a disaster and the head coach and supposed offensive mastermind must show improvement.
And if Fields is the one making the start, the rookie cannot be let down by the coaching staff.
Detroit will just tee off on him if no extra blocking is brought in.
So whether it is Dalton or Fields, all eyes will be on Nagy this Sunday.
While other teams are preparing with confidence, he is still deciding on a quarterback like it is Week 1.
That is a bad sign and could be a bad omen for the Bears this early in the season.
Fields potentially being on the field is supposed to be exciting.
Instead, it may be too tough to watch.