Bears chairman George McCaskey directed the Bears coaching staff to name Justin Fields the permanent starting quarterback prior to the Week 5 game against the Las Vegas Raiders, multiple sources tell Shaw Local’s Hub Arkush. Nagy named veteran Andy Dalton the starting quarterback prior to training camp. Dalton started games in Weeks 1 and 2 before injuring his knee in the second quarter against the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 2. Rookie Justin Fields finished out that game and started the next two games with Dalton sidelined by the injury. Andy Dalton will start Thursday against the Detroit Lions because of a rib injury that Fields sustained during Sunday’s loss to the Baltimore Ravens.
Source: Los Angeles Times November 25, 2021 05:31 UTC