This is the news that Chicago Bears fans have been waiting for.
In this morning’s press conference, head coach Matt Nagy addressed the playing time the team has in store for rookie quarterback Justin Fields in Saturday’s preseason game, and it makes their noon (CT) against the Miami Dolphins all the more intriguing.
Andy Dalton is still getting the start, and he’ll get a series of two (or around 8-10 plays), but then it’ll be Fields’ time, and “he’s going to get a ton of reps,” says Nagy.
Nagy even said that depending on how Dalton’s time goes, that Fields could even see some run with Chicago’s offensive starters. “That could happen. I would like to see that happen,” Nagy said about playing his rookie with guys like Sam Mustipher, Cody Whitehair, Cole Kmet, Darnell Mooney, and other Chicago ones.
Nagy also said that Fields will “for sure” play past halftime and that he could play into the fourth quarter.
The game will air locally on FOX, but keep in mind that all three of Chicago’s preseason games will get the live NFL Network treatment as well.
On today’s injury front for the Bears, wide outs Allen Robinson (hamstring) and Marquise Goodwin (foot), and outside linebacker Robert Quinn (back) will all be back for limited reps in their joint practice against the Dolphins.