Prepping for the Chicago Bears and their visit to Ford Field in Week 11 has been a little tricky for the Detroit Lions. Dan Campbell’s team has been forced to prepare for two different potential starting quarterbacks for Chicago.
Justin Fields, the Bears starter for the last two-plus seasons, has been out with a hand injury. Fields dislocated the thumb on his throwing hand and has not played since Week 6.
Undrafted rookie Tyson Bagent has filled in for Fields and offers a different style in the Bear offense. He’s more of a checkdown passer and a lot less of a running threat than Fields.
It now appears that Fields will be the starter. The NFL Network reported that Fields will get the nod as long as he progresses through the rest of the week without complications to the thumb injury.
Detroit has had a lot of success against Fields, holding him to a completion percentage of just 51.7, with three TDs and also three INTs in three starts. Fields has run for 288 yards in those trio of starts, but the Lions have won two of those three meetings.