Bears Make Final Decision on Justin Fields in Week 12 (Plus Surprise Trevor Siemian Injury Update)

Adam Taylor McKillop
The Chicago Bears made a final decision on Justin Fields' status for Week 12 against the New York Jets.
The Chicago Bears made a final decision on Justin Fields' status for Week 12 against the New York Jets. / ASSOCIATED PRESS

While their 3-8 record may not be truly indicative of such, Justin Fields and the Chicago Bears have made massive improvements in year two together. The young quarterback has nearly doubled his rushing yardage from last year and has already thrown six more passing TDs as well.

Nonetheless, the heavy workload resulted in an unfortunate injury last week. Fields dislocated his shoulder against the Atlanta Falcons and received a "questionable" status ahead of Sunday's tilt with the New York Jets.

The plan was for Fields to give things a go in pregame warmups before Chicago announced his final decision.

Justin Fields Injury Update

NFL insider Adam Schefter reported that Fields has officially been ruled out against the Jets. He was given an opportunity to warm up pregame, but the results did not bode well for his activation.

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Trevor Siemian was supposed to start Sunday's 1 p.m. ET kickoff in Fields' place, but he suffered an injury during pregame warmups.

Nathan Peterman will now get the start. He's 1-3 in four career starts with the last coming during his disastrous 2018 season with the Buffalo Bills.

The Bears are now considered 7.5-point road underdogs against the Jets according to FanDuel Sportsbook's NFL odds.

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