EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — It received’t be a battle of 2021 first-round quarterbacks Sunday when the 3-8 Chicago Bears tackle the 6-4 New York Jets at MetLife Stadium (midday, Fox-32). Jets starter Zach Wilson? Benched for Mike White. Bears starter Justin Fields? Formally questionable with a left shoulder harm, with a number of stories stating backup Trevor Siemian is anticipated to start out.
Right here’s what to know as kickoff approaches.
Don’t fear, Cole Kmet stated, Trevor Siemian is not going to take it as an insult for those who say he’s unlikely to maintain the ball on a zone learn and motor 60 yards by the Jets protection Sunday.
“Positively extra of a drop-back man, get the ball out, timing,” Kmet stated. “We’re not going to be operating QB energy with Trevor.”
The Bears offense figures to tackle a unique look if Siemian known as on to exchange Justin Fields, who’s questionable with a separated left shoulder suffered on a quarterback sweep close to the top of Sunday’s loss to the Atlanta Falcons.
Two sources advised the Tribune that Siemian is more likely to begin. ESPN also reported late Saturday that the Bears are anticipated to start out Siemian over Fields, whereas NFL Community stated Fields would heat up Sunday but the Bears playing him is a “long shot.”
It’s additionally more likely to look totally different if Fields performs. The Bears certainly don’t need to put him susceptible to making the harm — which features a partially torn ligament — worse. With both quarterback, the Bears seemingly might want to throw the ball extra.
The Bears on Sunday will play at MetLife Stadium for the second time this season, going through the Jets in East Rutherford, N.J. They misplaced to the Giants 20-12 in Week 4.
The large query this week is the provision of quarterback Justin Fields — who suffered a separated left shoulder and torn ligament in Week 11 towards the Falcons.
As the sport approaches, our group of writers digs in to 4 key matters surrounding the 3-8 Bears.