Justin Fields to start at quarterback for Bears against Browns on Sunday

The Bears remain committed to Andy Dalton as their starting quarterback when he's healthy, coach Matt Nagy said.
By , 670 The Score

LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Bears rookie quarterback Justin Fields will start against the Cleveland Browns on Sunday, coach Matt Nagy said Wednesday.

It will mark the first career NFL start for the 22-year-old Fields, whom the Bears selected at No. 11 overall in the NFL Draft in late April. Veteran Andy Dalton remains the Bears' starting quarterback when he's healthy, Nagy said, but he's dealing with a bone bruise in his left knee.

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"When Andy is healthy, he's our starter," Nagy said.

Dalton, 33, suffered his injury in the second quarter of Chicago's 20-17 win against Cincinnati at Soldier Field on Sunday. Fields then entered, helping lead the Bears to their first win of the season.

Fields is 8-of-15 for 70 yards and one interceptions in two games, adding 11 rushes for 34 yards and a touchdown on the ground.

Nick Foles, 32, will serve as the Bears' backup quarterback Sunday.

Chris Emma covers the Bears, Chicago’s sports scene and more for 670TheScore.com. Follow him on Twitter @CEmma670.