Bears Give Major Hint on Justin Fields' Week 12 Status

Isaiah De Los Santos
The Chicago Bears have provided a big hint on Justin Fields' status for Week 12.
The Chicago Bears have provided a big hint on Justin Fields' status for Week 12. / (AP Photo/Danny Karnik)

The biggest story for the Chicago Bears in Week 12 is the health of quarterback Justin Fields. The rising star was clearly shaken up at the end of the team's loss last Sunday, and it's limited him in practice as Chicago prepares to take on the New York Jets.

The Bears' latest roster move could be a huge hint on Fields' status for Sunday's contest.

Chicago elevated practice squad QB Nathan Peterman to its active roster on Saturday. Given the team doesn't usually dress three quarterbacks on game days, Peterman's promotion is noteworthy with Fields questionable for the matchup.

It's clear the Bears are making backup plans in case Fields is inactive. It seems like a legit possibility the second-year pro doesn't suit up, which required another QB to be available in case Trevor Siemian becomes the starter.

Siemian has only attempted one pass for Chicago this season. He started five games for the New Orleans Saints last year, going just 1-4 while throwing for 1,083 yards, 9 touchdowns and 3 interceptions.

Bears fans should get clarity on Fields' status by Sunday morning. For now, Chicago is a 6.5-point underdog ahead of kickoff against the Jets, according to FanDuel Sportsbook's NFL odds.

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