Bears followers obtained an early style of the Justin Fields expertise of their Week 1 sport in opposition to the Rams, however could also be seeing extra of the rookie going ahead.
Fields, who went 2-for-2 with a landing in Week 1, entered the Bears’ Week 2 matchup in opposition to the Bengals after Chicago starter Andy Dalton sustained a non-contact harm on a 14-yard scramble for a primary down early within the first quarter after which changed Dalton once more when he left the sport for the second time.
The harm to Andy Dalton leaves the state of affairs with Justin Fields incorrectly resolved however with the right end result.
Really feel for Andy, however Justin is the way forward for the franchise. Play him.pic.twitter.com/15ITisfvYB
— Cam Mellor (@CamMellor) September 19, 2021
Dalton returned to the sport just a few performs later, placing Fields again on the sidelines. However the saga continued when Dalton reaggravated his harm and left the sport a second time with a questionable designation getting into halftime.
Andy Dalton is questionable to return. Knee harm.
Justin Fields again in.
— Kevin Powell (@kpowell720) September 19, 2021
Fields got here out of the locker room at halftime and led the Bears’ drive out of the half with Dalton on the sideline.
Dalton, nonetheless, insisted to his teammates on the sideline that he was alright to start out the third quarter, based on a report from Laura Okmin on the sport’s broadcast.
Strong sideline report from Laura Okmin who says Andy Dalton is telling everybody who asks that he’s high quality.
— Kevin Kaduk (@KevinKaduk) September 19, 2021
Dalton went 9-for-10 with 56 yards and a landing and added 25 yards on two carries earlier than leaving and gave the Bears a 7-0 lead heading into halftime. Fields was 2-of-4 for 21 yards and picked up 6 yards on two carries.