Dalton week-to-week, Foles could start vs. Lions
Chicago Bears quarterback Andy Dalton is considered week-to-week after missing Sunday's loss to the Cleveland Browns with a knee injury, head coach Matt Nagy announced Monday, according to Kevin Fishbain of The Athletic.
Dalton, who began the 2021 season as Chicago's starter, suffered a bone bruise against the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 2. Nagy has made it clear the veteran passer will return to the starting role once he's healthy again.
Justin Fields replaced Dalton versus the Browns, but the rookie signal-caller struggled in his first NFL start, tossing just 68 yards on 6-for-20 passing while being sacked nine times.
Fields also sustained a hand injury late in Sunday's contest. The first-round pick said postgame his hand was fine, and X-rays on Monday came back negative.
It remains unclear who will be under center for the 1-2 Bears in Week 4 against the Detroit Lions, and Nagy added Monday that Nick Foles could start.
"They're all three under consideration right now," Nagy said, according to Michael David Smith of Pro Football Talk. "We know where Nick's at health-wise, but we just want to keep an eye on Justin and Andy."
Foles, who posted a 2-7 record as a starter for Chicago last year, dropped on the team's quarterback depth chart after it added Dalton and Fields in the offseason.
Nagy's attempt to fix its struggling offense - which currently ranks 31st in scoring - could go beyond the quarterback position.
"Everything is on the table," said Nagy, who added he may consider giving up play-calling duties, according to Patrick Finley of the Chicago Sun-Times.
Nagy became Chicago's play-caller prior to the regular season after previously handing the title to offensive coordinator Bill Lazor midway through the 2020 campaign.