Jets not fazed by Bears’ QB uncertainty: ‘Nothing changed’

Jets not fazed by Bears’ QB uncertainty: ‘Nothing changed’

NFL coaches wish to say they should make a “game-time resolution” on injured gamers, however the Bears took that to new lengths Sunday. 

It was unclear who would begin at quarterback for Chicago till Trevor Siemian jogged onto the sector when the Bears received the ball. There was hypothesis all week that starter Justin Fields wouldn’t play as a result of a separated left shoulder. The Bears formally dominated him out about 90 minutes earlier than kickoff. 

The expectation then was that Siemian would begin, however then stories got here out that Siemian injured an indirect muscle throughout pregame warm-ups and Nathan Peterman would begin. Then, the Bears mentioned it might be determined at kickoff. Lastly, it was Siemian. The Jets mentioned the quarterback dance didn’t have any impact on them. 

“We have been making ready for Fields,” Saleh mentioned after the Jets’ 31-10 win. “The one distinction between Fields and the opposite two children is the quarterback run sport. All of the pregame stuff, nothing modified. It didn’t matter. As soon as Fields was out, we have been enjoying a totally totally different sport.” 

Robert Saleh walks off the sector after the Jets’ win over the Bears. Invoice Kostroun/New York Submit

The Bears mentioned they tried to let Fields see if he might go throughout pregame warm-ups however determined in opposition to enjoying him. Then, Siemian had his concern. 

“Throughout pregame warm-up, Trevor was on the market. I feel it might need been earlier than that, you’ll must ask him, he ended up straining his indirect,” Bears coach Matt Eberflus mentioned. “Clearly, if you’re a passer, that’s a giant concern to throw the ball down the sector, so got here in and received some medicine. He thought it was going to be OK after which it ended up as he went by means of pregame warm-ups, he got here again in and felt like he was OK. He ended up performing rather well. Nate was able to go the entire time. Nate was made conscious of that. He was able to go on the identical time, too.” 

Siemian led the Bears to 10 factors on their first two drives after which received shut out the remainder of the day. Siemian completed the sport 14 of 25 for 179 yards with a landing and an interception. He mentioned he was “embarrassed” by the damage because it was noncontact. 

It was not clear Trevor Siemian could be obtainable till he got here out for the Bears’ first drive. Invoice Kostroun/New York Submit

RT Cedric Ogbuehi injured his groin on the primary drive of the sport and was changed by rookie Max Mitchell, who was energetic for the primary time since Week 4 when he injured his knee in opposition to the Steelers. 

RB Michael Carter left the sport within the third quarter with an ankle damage. Saleh mentioned they consider it’s a sprain. S Ashtyn Davis (hamstring) and LB Chazz Surratt (hamstring) additionally left the sport with damage. 

The Jets’ opening-drive landing was their first this season. … QB Mike White turned the fourth Jets quarterback since 1970 to file a number of video games with three passing touchdowns and 300 passing yards, becoming a member of Ken O’Brien (7), Joe Namath (5) and Richard Todd (5).


In his first begin changing an ineffective Zach Wilson, Mike White accomplished 22 of 28 passes for 315 yards with three touchdowns. He led the Jets to their first opening-drive landing of the season. 


Changing injured Bears starter Justin Fields, Trevor Siemian accomplished 14 of 25 passes for 149 yards with a landing and a red-zone interception. He injured his indirect throughout warm-ups however performed by means of it. 

Unsung hero

In his NFL debut, rookie Zonovan Knight carried 14 occasions for 69 yards. He was on the follow squad at first of the season however Breece Corridor is on injured reserve, Michael Carter injured his ankle through the sport and James Robinson was a wholesome scratch. 

Key stat

10 Totally different targets who had a reception for the Jets, led by Garrett Wilson’s 5 for 95 with two touchdowns 

Quote of the day

“I used to be speaking to the ball and I used to be like, ‘Rattling, you already understand how I really feel about you. I used to be kissing her and telling her it was going to occur quickly.’ ” 

— WR Elijah Moore on scoring his first landing of the season after robust occasions earlier this season

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