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Justin Fields


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Justin Fields

Full NameJustin Skyler Fields

BornMarch 5, 1999

Height6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)

NationalityAmerican

RoleQuarterback

ABOUT


Justin Fields is the quarterback for the Chicago Bears. The young quarterback had a successful rookie season with the Bears although they missed out on the Playoffs. Fields is a dual-threat quarterback who has great footwork and displays pocket-passing abilities too.


Justin Fields’ Early Life and Background


Justin Fields was born in Kennesaw, Georgia. He attended Harrison High School in Kennesaw where he was a standout football player and baseball player. He made a total of 4,187 passing yards, 41 passing touchdowns, 2,096 rushing yards and 28 rushing touchdowns. In school, Fields was diagnosed with epilepsy, and he also endured a season-ending injury in his senior year of school. He was regarded as the highest-rated quarterback recruit prospect for colleges in 2018 by ESPN.


Fields enrolled at the University of Georgia. He was the backup quarterback to Jake Fromm in his freshman year. After Georgia lost to Alabama in the 2018 SEC Championship, Fields transferred to Ohio State. He helped Ohio State win the Big Ten Championship and finished the season with 3,273 passing yards, 41 passing touchdowns, and three interceptions to go along with 484 rushing yards and ten rushing touchdowns.


In his final year at Ohio State, the games were being played amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Fields supported the playing of the season very vocally. He led the Ohio State Buckeyes to an undefeated season and another Big-Ten Championship victory. He forewent his final year to enter the 2021 NFL Draft. His senior season with Ohio state was documented in the Netflix series QB:1 Beyond the Lights, season 2.


Who drafted Justin Fields?


Fields was selected overall 11th in the 2021 NFL Draft. Fields was a highly regarded quarterback prospect in the Draft. He was the fourth quarterback to be selected in the Draft. Some notable players from the 2021 Draft class also include wide receiver Ja’Marr Chase, offensive tackle Rashawn Slater, and linebacker Micah Parsons.


Justin Fields’ NFL Journey


Fields was initially drafted by the Bears as a backup quarterback to started Andy Dalton. He made his debut in the first game of the season against the Los Angeles Rams, taking the field on four plays. Fields was named the starting quarterback for most of the season as Dalton suffered a knee injury in Week 2 against the Cincinnati Bengals.


He played a total of 12 games and started 10 of those. Fields missed two matches in the season after he suffered an injury to his ribs in the Week 11 match against the Baltimore Ravens. He played the last game of his rookie season in Week 15 after which he tested positive for COVID-19. Fields totalled 1870 passing yards, 420 rushing yards (fifth in the league) and 7 touchdown passes in his rookie season. Fields had a decent rookie season with the Bears and has the potential to be a great successor to Andy Dalton.


Justin Fields’ Teams


Chicago Bears (2021-Present)



After being drafted in the first round by the Bears, Fields signed a four-year rookie contract with a guarantee of $18.8 million. Justin Fields threw for 1870 yards in 12 games and maintained a decent passer rating of 73.2 in his rookie season. He is slated to remain second-string to Andy Dalton in the 2022 season but replace him in the upcoming years.


Justin Fields Awards and Honours


Awards

YearAwards/Honours
2019, 2020Graham George Offensive Player of the Year (college)
2019, 2020Griese-Brees Quarterback of the Year (college)
2020Chicago Tribune Silver Football (college)
2019Big Ten Football Championship game MVP (college)
2019Second-Team All-American (college)
2019, 2020First-team All-Big Ten (college)


Justin Fields Net Worth


As of 2022 Justin Fields’s approximate net worth is $10 million. Justin Fields is supposed to receive approximate $18.8 million by the end of his rookie contract. He also earns from endorsement deals with Bose, Wonderful Pistachios, and Chipotle.


Justin Fields Family


Justin Fields has a younger sibling. She plays softball at the University of Georgia. Fields is not currently dating anyone and there are no rumours surrounding his personal life. He credits his family for helping him reach where he has reached in his career.

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