Saturday, May 18, 2024

Justin Fields pleased with progress

The Chicago Bears are close to getting Justin Fields back under center after he was seen at practice slinging the rock with a glove on his injured right hand. “I just use a glove because I don’t have to grip the ball as hard with the glove, so it just makes it easier to throw,” Fields said.

It would be great for Justin Fields if he could find it easier to throw the ball because he’s been a bit rough over his first three seasons in the NFL. Fields has completed 60.1% of his passes with 35 touchdowns and 27 interceptions.


Bears head coach Matt Eberflus is excited by the prospect of getting his starter back. “Good to see him back at practice,” Eberflus said. “He’s progressing day to day now, so it’s good to see and take that next step in that progression. He was dialed in on the game plan the whole week, as he’s been the last couple weeks. … As you guys see, he’s doubtful for the game, which is 51% out. But we’ll see where it progresses through this weekend and onto the start of next week as well.”

So it seems Fields is unlikely to return in week 9 but may well be back on the field for the Bears next home game in week 10 against the Panthers. While Justin Fields is definitely trending that way, nothing is guaranteed. “It’s just going to be day-by-day, to be honest with you,” Fields said. “I’ve been progressing each and every day, but we’ll see.”

“It’s not fully back, no, and there’s, of course, still a little bit of pain, but like I said, I’ve been preparing like I’m going to play and just meetings, walk-throughs, just been locked in,” Fields added.

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