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Justin Fields

QB

#1

Experience: 2 years

Height: 6-3

Age: 23

Weight: 228 lbs

College: Ohio State

2021 SEASON

  • TDS
    7
  • INT
    10
  • YDS
    1870
  • RTG
    73.23
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Passing

YEARTEAMGATTCOMPPCTYDSAVGLNGTDINT1st1st%20+SCKSCKYRATE
2021Chicago Bears1227015958.918706.9647108330.7283626473.2
TOTAL1227015958.918706.9647108330.7283626473.2

Rushing

YEARTEAMGATTYDSAVGLNGTD1st1st%20+40+FUM
2021Chicago Bears12724205.82322230.6306
TOTAL12724205.82322230.6306

Fumbles

YEARTEAMGFUMLOSTFFOWN FROPP FRTD
2021Chicago Bears121254
TOTAL121250400

Biography

PRO CAREER:

  • Selected by the Bears with the 11th overall pick in the first round of the 2021 NFL Draft; the Bears acquired the 11th overall selection after completing a trade with the New York Giants
  • Fields is just the third Ohio State quarterback in the common draft era to be selected in the first round of an NFL draft, joining Art Schlichter (No. 4 overall pick in 1982) and Dwayne Haskins (No. 15 overall pick in 2019)
  • Fields is the 31st Buckeye to be selected by the Bears and the first since Marcus Freeman in 2009
  • Recorded 103 rushing yards vs. the 49ers in Week 8, making him the second quarterback in Bears history to surpass the century mark in rushing, dating back to at least 1960 (Bobby Douglass, three times)

2021 SEASON (Bears):

  • Made 12 appearances with 10 starts, throwing for 1,870 yards and seven TDs
  • Rushed for 420 yards and two TDs
  • Rushed for his first NFL touchdown in the third quarter of Week 1 at the Rams. In doing so he became the first Bears rookie quarterback¬†to rush for a touchdown in his first career game since Johnny Lujack, who rushed for a TD against Green Bay in Week 2 of 1948
  • Recorded 31 rushing yards and 60 passing yards¬†in the Bears home season-opening victory over the Cincinnati Bengals, entering the game in relief of starter Andy Dalton who left with an injury
  • Had his first NFL start in Week 3 vs. the Cleveland Browns
  • Started and completed 11 of 17 passes (64.7%) for 209 yards in the Week 4 win over the Lions; connected on a season-long 64-yard pass to Darnell Mooney
  • Completed his first-career touchdown pass, a two-yarder to tight end Jesper Horsted with 13:16 to go in the second quarter to put Chicago in front during the Week 5 victory at the Raiders
  • Registered a season-high 43 rushing yards along with a season-high 16 pass completions vs. the Packers in Week 6; he also recorded his second-career passing touchdown, a five-yard pass to Mooney
  • Rushed 10 times for a season-high 103 yards in Week 8 vs. SF, becoming the first Bears QB to rush for 100+ yards since Bobby Douglass in 1973. Also completed 19 of 27 passes for 175 yards and a TD, and in doing so he became the third rookie QB (Robert Griffin and Marcus Mariota) with 100+ rush yards, rush TD & pass TD in single game in NFL history
  • Completed 17-of-29 passes for a season-high 291 passing yards at the Steelers. His seven completions on balls 15+ yards downfield in Pittsburgh are tied for the most by a Bears QB over the past 15 seasons
  • Fields also averaged 15.6 air yards per attempt in Week 9, which is the second most by any quarterback in a game this season
  • Recorded 79 passing yards and 23 rushing yards Week 11 vs. the Ravens before exiting the game at the start of the third quarter due to injury
  • Inactive Weeks 12-13 due to injury
  • Recorded two passing TDs for the first time this season Week 14 at the Packers. His 54-yard TD pass to WR Damiere Byrd with 3:21 to go in the second quarter marked his longest to date. He also rushed for a team-high 74 yards on the ground
  • Completed 26 of 39 passes for 285 yards, one touchdown and a rating of 96.6, his highest of the season vs. the Vikings in Week 15. His 285 yards marked his second highest total of season
  • Inactive Weeks 16-17 due to injury
  • Inactive Week 18 due to being on Reserve/COVID-19 list
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