Maybe he should then. It seems nuts to me, but you and Butkus both brought up additional info I did not realize. To be honest I don't know anything about the injury. And Butkus is knowledgeable about this kind of stuff. I'm not. When I heard separated shoulder, partially torn ligaments and pain going through the throwing motion - that sounded pretty bad to me. But I stand corrected.
Yeah, Dilfer also said he could play with this injury. But Hoge (?) made the point that the Jets have a very good defensive line, so Fields could have a tough day with them. They have 32 sacks. Personally, I would like to rest him a couple weeks to be ready for the Packers. I REALLY want to beat Rodgers. A loss on the road to the Jets is tolerable.