During the Chicago Bears‘ loss to the Buffalo Bills on Christmas Eve, quarterback Justin Fields not only re-aggravated an injury to his non-throwing shoulder, but he also had his foot stepped on and was not able to put weight on it after the game. Because of that, some questioned whether or not it would be worth it for the Bears to suit up Fields for their Week 17 matchup against the Detroit Lions.
Will Chicago Bears QB Justin Fields play against the Detroit Lions?
On Monday, Bears head coach Matt Eberflus was asked whether Fields’ injuries could keep him out in Week 17 against the Lions.
“Absolutely not,” Eberflus said.
“He’s good to go,” Eberflus said. “He’s healthy. He’s ready to go for this week.”
Despite the Bears being mathematically eliminated from the playoffs for about a month, Eberflus apparently sees value in Fields playing the final two games.
“Because we’ve got to get better,” Eberflus said. “We want to improve. We want to see where we are. These last two games matter. They’re division opponents to us, very important to our football team to see the competition, to see guys compete against our division. I think it’s important for each man; it’s important for each unit, and it’s important for our whole football team.”
Nation, do you think there is value in having Fields, who is dealing with injuries, play in meaningless football games?