For the first time in nearly two weeks, Bears quarterback Justin Fields took part in full practice as Chicago prepares for Sunday’s game against the Packers. Fields, who was a limited participant Wednesday and all of last week, missed Sunday’s loss to the Jets after suffering a shoulder injury late in Chicago’s Week 11 loss to Atlanta.
Speaking to the media earlier this week, Fields said he felt better than a week ago. He said how he feels during practice will determine whether or not he gets the green light to start against Green Bay.
Although the season was disappointing for the Bears 3-8, Fields showed flashes of potential that made him the 11th overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft. The former Ohio State star pitched 13 touchdowns against eight interceptions this season. He completes a higher percentage of his passes than he did as a rookie and has completed at least 63% of his passes four times this season.
Fields has been prolific when it comes to ball handling. He has 834 yards and seven touchdowns this season averaging 6.8 yards per carry. His 178 yards against Miami in Week 9 was the fastest yards by a quarterback in a regular season game in NFL history. Fields is 166 yards away from joining Michael Vick and Lamar Jackson as the only quarterbacks in league history to run 1,000 yards in a season.
Sunday’s game doesn’t affect the playoffs, but there is something at stake for the Bears and Packers. The winner of Sunday’s game will have sole possession of the most regular-season wins in NFL history, according to the CBS Sports Research team. The teams are currently tied with 786 wins.