Chicago Bears fans were excited to see rookie quarterback Justin Fields lead the offense during the team's first preseason game last Saturday. The 2021 first-round pick played well in a 20-13 win over the Miami Dolphins and even pulled off an insane feat according to NextGenStats.
Justin Fields Speed
Fields came in at No. 3 among the fastest ball-carriers during the first week of the preseason. He is the only QB to make the list after reaching a top speed of 20.39 mph. That is truly impressive and proves how much of a difference the young signal-caller can make using his rushing abilities.
Andy Dalton started the game for the Bears, but it wasn't long until Fields came in to take over. The former Ohio State Buckeye completed 14 of his 20 pass attempts for 142 yards and 1 touchdown. Fields also added in 33 yards on 5 carries and scored 1 more touchdown on the ground.
The Bears know the upside that can come with a mobile quarterback in today's game. Fields rushed for 1,133 yards and 19 touchdowns on 260 carries over the course of three college seasons. He has a chance to turn this Chicago offense around if given the opportunity.
For now, Dalton remains the likely Week 1 starter as Fields will be waiting in the wings on the sideline. Don't be surprised if head coach Matt Nagy makes a quick change should the veteran begin to struggle, though. Dalton has put together a dismal 6-16 record as a starter over the last two seasons.
Chicago has odds set at +200 to make the playoffs this season, according to FanDuel Sportsbook. Fields also has the second-best odds to win the Offensive Rookie of the Year Award at +500.
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