Is Justin Fields Finally Becoming Good For the Chicago Bears?
The Chicago Bears were in a shootout all game long at home against the Miami Dolphins. Quarterback Justin Fields showed major signs of potential to be a star quarterback in this league despite the 35-32 loss for Chicago against Miami.
Justin Fields was tough to bring down in the pocket all day long. He made plays with his legs and his arm. Fields completed 17-of-28 passes for 123 yards and three touchdowns. He also rushed for 178 yards on 15 carries and a score as well.
His development has skyrocketed from week to week. This is a lot thanks to head coach Matt Eberflus and offensive coordinator Luke Getsy. Justin Fields also received help this week from general manager Ryan Poles by acquiring wide receiver Chase Claypool from the Pittsburgh Steelers for their own second-round draft pick in the 2023 NFL Draft.
Claypool only caught two passes for 13 yards receiving on the day. He was involved early in this football game but he didn't do much else after the fact.
Justin Fields threw two touchdown passes in the second quarter. He threw an 18-yard touchdown pass to tight end Cole Kmet on a tremendous play-action call and a 16-yard touchdown pass to Darnell Mooney.
Kmet finished the game with five receptions for 41 yards receiving and two touchdowns.
Mooney finished the game with seven receptions for 43 yards receiving and a touchdown for the Chicago Bears.
With Chicago trailing 28-17 in the third quarter, Justin Fields scored on a 61-yard rushing touchdown for the Bears. They scored on a 2-point conversion after the play on a Fields pass to Trevon Wesco. It cut the lead to 28-25, but below is a video of the Justin Fields touchdown run.
CBS Sports posted on their Twitter page that Justin Fields is the only player in NFL history with three-plus passing touchdowns and over 140 rushing yards in the same football game.
Justin Fields threw a 4-yard touchdown pass to Cole Kmet in the fourth quarter. Chicago trailed by three only after trailing 35-25 at that point.
On a fourth-and-10 play on their own 42-yard line with 1:29 remaining in regulation, Justin Fields's pass was incomplete and intended for Equanimeous St. Brown. This doesn't take away from the great game that Justin Fields had.
They still have seven games left to play this regular season and will see how much better quarterback Justin Fields is going to get moving forward as well.
The Miami Dolphins (6-3) next football game will be next Sunday 11/13 against the Cleveland Browns (3-5) at home.
The Chicago Bears (3-6) next football game will be next Sunday 11/13 against the Detroit Lions (2-6) at home.