Matt Nagy confirms Bears QB has cracked ribs, to start Andy Dalton healthy again


Chicago Bears Head Coach Matt nagy confirmed on Friday that when Justin Champs is in good health, he will be the starting quarterback in front Andy dalton and Nick foles. Dalton won the start Thursday in the Bears’ 16-14 victory over Detroit on Thanksgiving Day because Fields came out with cracked ribs.

“To keep it very simple, when Justin is healthy he’s the starter,” Nagy said. “It remains simple. We just have to deal with it with, “What is the definition of health for him to do well and we are okay so he can play.” Have a guy like Andy and Nick foles behind him it puts you in a situation like yesterday where you feel really good to go into this game because of the experience. Andy totally accepted how it went and that’s to his credit. Justin is really growing and improving. He’s had times and we’ve seen him.

Nagy noted that Fields didn’t throw as he tried to get back into shape. Fields will have more than a week to try and get back in shape before Chicago’s showdown against the Arizona Cardinals on December 5.

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“From what we’re seeing you see him there in the pre-game, he looks good,” Nagy said. “But they’re spare ribs, so everyone treats them a little bit differently. He’s tough so he could tell they’re not that bad. But he moves pretty well. We have a little time on our side right now to state where it is. Every day matters to him. He does a good job of keeping communication open. We have to wait and see where his health is going before we decide whether or not to play him. “


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