A national television audience got to see Justin Fields in action on Thursday, as his Chicago Bears traveled to take on the Seattle Seahawks. The second-year quarterback wasn’t in the game for a long time but his performance generally left people impressed.
Fields played in only one series. On that possession, he was 5-for-7 and passed for 39 yards. That included a 19-yard reception to tight end, Cole Kmet, on a well-planned and well-executed rollout.
Fields rolling out is a thing of beauty. @justnfields
— NFL (@NFL) August 19, 2022
Chicago’s offensive line was problematic, though. The Seattle pass rush put Fields under a lot of pressure during his brief time in the game. Despite that, Fields avoided taking any sacks.
The drive did stall out in the red zone and the Bears were forced to settle for a 35-yard field goal from Cairo Santos. Still, Fields’ brief time in the game got the attention of several observers in the NFL world. Specifically, they were impressed with how he threw on the move.
I love to see it, Justin. pic.twitter.com/ll81QDLUAj
— Paige Dimakos (@The_SportsPaige) August 19, 2022
Loving the #Bears stretching the field horizontally and getting Justin Fields out on the play-action bootleg.
That’s exactly what I wanna see out of this new offense.
— Jacob Infante (@jacobinfante24) August 19, 2022
The Bears need to do this as much as possible this season pic.twitter.com/GKYGUpREkS
— Matt Eurich (@MattEurich) August 19, 2022
I was under the impression that designed roll outs weren’t allowed in Chicago. Refreshing to find out that’s not the case. pic.twitter.com/Z1GLVgfjDW
— Patrick K. Flowers (@PatrickKFlowers) August 19, 2022
Justin Fields is under duress virtually every passing play, but when he gets time, very solid https://t.co/QkpGqMLQRg
— Jordan Dajani (@JordanDajani) August 19, 2022
In two preseason games, Fields has completed 64.3% of his passes (9-for-14) for 87 yards, no touchdowns, no interceptions and an 81.55 passer rating.
The Bears will finish their preseason schedule on August 27 on the road against the Cleveland Browns and will open the season on September 11 at home against the San Francisco 49ers.
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