Bears QB Justin Fields inactive vs. Jets; Trevor Siemian starts

Nov 20, 2022; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields (1) walks off the field with medical personnel after a game against the Atlanta Falcons at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.
Nov 20, 2022; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields (1) walks off the field with medical personnel after a game against the Atlanta Falcons at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. / Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

As the Jets’ Week 12 matchup gets underway, the Bears have plenty of questions at the quarterback position.

With Justin Fields ruled out due to a shoulder injury, the Bears were down to Trevor Siemian and Nathan Peterman (recently elevated from the practice squad) on the depth chart.

In pregame warmups, Siemian reportedly injured his oblique, and while it looked like Peterman would get the start, it came down to a game-time decision, and ultimately Siemian was able to go.

Field suffered a shoulder injury in the team’s 27-24 loss last week to the Falcons.

"We’re preparing for [Fields]," Robert Saleh told reporters Friday. "If he plays, we’ll hit him. If he doesn’t play, we will do our best to hit the next guy."

After a letdown performance against the New England Patriots last week, the Jets look to bounce back and pick up a win at home and improve their record to 7-4. With the Patriots’ loss on Thanksgiving, the Jets hold onto the No. 7 seed in the AFC playoff picture.

The Jets had their own quarterback issues this week. After Zach Wilson’s poor performance against New England, and in the postgame conference, New York decided to bench their first-round pick in favor of Mike White.