QB: Justin Fields

Bears announced Justin Fields as the starting quarterback for Week 4 against Detroit.

Coach Matt Nagy reportedly kept his decision a secret after practice Friday, eventually downgrading Andy Dalton (knee, doubtful) 24 hours prior to kick-off and naming the rookie Chicago's starter for the second consecutive game. Ideally OC Bill Lazor and Nagy have something slightly more efficient up their sleeves than last week's coloring book gameplan against Cleveland. Fields should be considered a boom-or-bust QB2 with rushing upside for Week 4.

SOURCE: Bears PR on Twitter Oct 2, 2021, 7:02 PM ET