Fields to start SNF vs. Packers
Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields has been medically cleared from his rib injury and will start Sunday night's game against the Green Bay Packers, head coach Matt Nagy announced Wednesday, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.
The prime-time bout will mark Fields' first appearance since he fractured his ribs in a Week 11 loss to the Baltimore Ravens.
Chicago rolled with Andy Dalton in the rookie's absence, and the veteran passer led the team to a 1-1 record.
Nagy has maintained that Fields is the starter when healthy.
The No. 11 overall pick took over the Bears' starting job in Week 3 and compiled a 2-6 record. He showed signs of picking up steam before the rib injury, throwing for a personal-best 291 yards in a narrow Week 9 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Fields has tossed four touchdown passes to eight interceptions while adding two rushing scores. Meanwhile, the Bears sit at 4-8 after losing six of their last seven games.