Justin Fields believes the Bears should’ve had a better chance to upset the Packers on Sunday Night Football. Check it out here.
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Fields is an American football quarterback for the Chicago Bears of the National Football League (NFL).
|March 5, 1999
|6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
|228 lb (103 kg)
|2021 / Round: 1 / Pick: 11
Following a stint with Georgia, he played college football at Ohio State, where he was twice recognized as the Graham–George Offensive Player of the Year and appeared in the 2021 College Football Playoff National Championship.
Fields was selected by the Bears in the first round of the 2021 NFL Draft.
Fields attended Harrison High School in Kennesaw, Georgia Justin Fields also went to Lost Mountain Middle school.
In two years as the starting quarterback for Harrison, he totaled 4,187 passing yards, 41 passing touchdowns, 2,096 rushing yards and 28 rushing touchdowns.
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Justin Fields believes the Bears should’ve had a better chance to upset the Packers on Sunday Night Football, simply because he believes he scored on a 4th-and-goal play that would’ve pulled the team to within one touchdown late in the fourth quarter.
Starting in the second quarter, the Packers dominated the Bears. After the Bears got out to a 7-3 lead in the first quarter, the Packers went on a 21-3 run to go ahead 24-10.
But at the start of the fourth quarter, the Bears found some rhythm on offense and gave themselves an opportunity to reduce that margin to seven points.
After Justin Fields was stopped inches short of a touchdown on a third-down rushing attempt the Bears didn’t hesitate to line up for the fourth-down try in question. But there were some questions about the play, namely the play call itself.
David Montgomery had been dominant on the drive leading up to that moment, with some help from lead blocker Khari Blasingame, so the play call seemed obvious. Line up in I-form, and let Montgomery bully his way into the endzone behind his fullback.
Or maybe hand the ball off to the fullback in the short-yardage situation. Or maybe just have Fields sneak the ball right off the snap.
Fields was selected 11th overall in the 2021 NFL Draft by the Chicago Bears, who traded up with the New York Giants in exchange for the 20th overall pick, their fifth-round pick in 2021, and their first and fourth-round picks in 2022.
|Career highlights and awards
|Career NFL statistics as of Week 2, 2022
Although Fields was named the second-string quarterback behind Andy Dalton, he made his NFL debut in the season opener against the Los Angeles Rams, taking the field on four plays. He scored a five-yard rushing touchdown and completed two passes for 10 yards in the 14–34 defeat.
After Dalton suffered a knee injury during a Week 2 matchup against the Cincinnati Bengals, Fields entered the game in the third quarter. Fields completed six of 13 passes for 60 yards and one interception while also rushing for 31 yards as the Bears won 20–17.
With Dalton remaining sidelined from his injury, he was named the starter in the following week’s matchup against the Cleveland Browns.
Fields defeated the San Francisco 49ers 19–10 in the 2022 season opener, completing 8 of 17 passes for 121 yards, two touchdowns, and an interception.
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In his true freshman season at Georgia in 2018, Fields served as the backup to starting quarterback Jake Fromm.
In Georgia’s season opener against Austin Peay, Fields made his debut in the second quarter and started the second half.
He completed seven of eight passes on the day, including a 10-yard touchdown pass to Isaac Nauta in the 45–0 victory.
On September 29, against Tennessee, he had five carries for 45 rushing yards and two rushing touchdowns in the 38–12 victory.
In a late-season 66–27 rout of UMass, Fields threw two touchdowns passes and ran for another on the ground, finishing with 121 passing yards and 100 rushing yards.
Fields, who would normally be required to sit out for one year due to NCAA transfer rules, sought a waiver to be able to play immediately for Ohio State.
Fields enlisted the help of attorney Thomas Mars, who helped secure immediate eligibility for several transfers from Ole Miss in 2018, including quarterback Shea Patterson.
Mars and Fields argued that Fields should be granted a waiver for immediate eligibility due to an NCAA guideline that waives the waiting period for athletes with “documented mitigating circumstances that are outside the student-athlete’s control and directly impact the health, safety and well-being of the student-athlete.”
The Bears, led by Justin Fields, made a nice comeback in a rain slogged game against the 49ers last week to start 1-0. A win is a win, but Fields and the offense had trouble moving the ball even when it was pouring rain.
On the day, Fields completed just 8-of-17 passes for 121 yards, 2 touchdowns and 1 interception.
We can chalk up a big portion of that to the weather, but there’s no doubt204 total yards won’t cut it against the packers in Green Bay.
Fields did rush 11 times in Week 1, but for just 28 yards. The muddy track didn’t help and it’s good to see him using his legs, which is where he’ll likely see his biggest boost in fantasy points.
The Packers defense let Justin Jefferson go off in Week 1, but the Bears don’t have the same weapons and Green Bay should be strong defensively overall.
I like Fields in fantasy for the season, but heading to Green Bay on Sunday night is a tough ask. I’d only start him in 2QB leagues and sit him in single QB leagues.
Following a stint with Georgia, he played college football at Ohio State, where he was twice recognized as the Graham–George Offensive Player of the Year and appeared in the 2021 College Football Playoff National Championship. Fields was selected by the Bears in the first round of the 2021 NFL Draft.
The Boston Globe’s Ben Volin reports that Fields’ contract is the only one thus far to have no offset language on any of the guarantees.
I asked PFF’s Brad Spielberger for some clarification on what the offset language means and he told me that basically this is the Bears doing Fields a solid, and it ensures he’ll “earn every penny from this contract regardless of what happens on the football field.”
Last week head coach Matt Nagy confirmed that Fields will open the offseason up getting second-string reps behind QB1 Andy Dalton with Nick Foles working as the number three, but at this point it’s a question of “when” and not “if” Fields will take over as the starter this year.
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