The Chicago Bears have nothing to play for except reps and experience over the final two games of the 2022 season. At 3-12 and only 2023 NFL Draft positioning to be concerned with, the idea of shutting down QB Justin Fields would make sense. He’ll avoid catastrophic injury and finish the 2022 year with one of the brightest outlooks in the league.
Just don’t make that suggestion to coach Matt Eberflus.
“Absolutely not,” Eberflus said Monday when asked about shutting down Fields.
“We want to improve,” Eberflus said. “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.”