It’s still not clear if Justin Fields will play against the Jets on Sunday, but if you like tea leaves, here’s one that looks good for Gang Green.
Nathan Peterman was promoted to the active selection on Saturday of the practice team, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Together with Fields and Trevor Siemian, that gives the Bears three quarterbacks. The bottom line is that only two will be active on Sunday.
Since Fields is dealing with a separated shoulder, it’s not the best sign of his availability.
It would be a boon to a Jets team that desperately needs a win after last week’s debacle with a 10-3 loss in New England. The same can be said about Peterman, who infamously threw five first-half interceptions in his first career start in 2017.
Fields has over 800 rushing yards this season and brings a dynamic and dangerous element to the offense with his legs.
Of course, there’s also the possibility that Chicago coach Matt Eberflus is just preparing for an opportunity that won’t come, or that some complicated play is underway.
However, the sign is quite positive.