Justin Fields shined in Chicago Bears pre-season practice. The 23-year-old, former first round pick, will be in action when the team plays their preseason finale against the Cleveland Browns on Saturday. 

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Who is Justin Fields?

 Fields is an American football quarterback who plays for the Chicago Bears in the National Football League. Fields was drafted by the Bears in the first round of the 2021 NFL Draft with the 11th overall pick. On June 10, 2021, he signed a four-year rookie contract worth $18.8 million with a full guarantee. In the 2022 NFL Preseason, Justin Fields played in 2 games but did not start in any of those games.  

Justin Fields was born on March 5, 1999 in Kennesaw city of Cobb County of Georgia and attended Harrison High School. Harrison totaled 4187 yards, 41 touchdowns, 2096 rushing yards and 28 rushing TDs.

 Fields committed to the University of Georgia’s Bulldogs Football Team in October 2017 after withdrawing from a previous commitment to Penn State. 

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College Career: –

Fields appeared in 12 games in 2018, totaling 328 passing yards, four passing touchdowns, 266 rushing yards, and four rushing touchdowns. The second season of the Netflix series “QB1: Beyond the Lights” chronicled his senior year (2018).

He finished his second season with 3,273 yards passing, 41 touchdowns, and three interceptions, as well as 484 yards rushing and ten touchdowns. Fields began his junior season as a strong contender for the Heisman Trophy, but he gradually fell out of contention. Fields announced on January 18, 2021, that he would forego his final two years of eligibility to enter the 2021 NFL Draft.

NFL Career: –

The Chicago Bears selected Fields 11th overall in the 2021 NFL Draft after trading up with the New York Giants for the 20th overall pick, their fifth-round pick in 2021, and their first and fourth-round picks in 2022.

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Initially, the player was named as a backup to starting QB Andy Dalton. 

Fields won his first career start in a 24–14 victory against the Detroit Lions in Week 4. Fields threw for a career-high 291 Yards against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 9 but the Bears lost 29-27. 

Fields tested positive for COVID-19 before the season finale against the Minnesota Vikings, prompting Andy Dalton to play the game, making Week 15 his final game as a rookie. He finished fifth in quarterback rushing yards with 420, the most among rookies, but he also had the third-most quarterback fumbles (12) and the second-most lost fumbles (5).