Your Friday Fields: That Time He Threw 6 TDs to Beat Trevor Lawrence

Bears training camp opens later this month. That’s the good news. Unfortunately, the bad news is that football content figures to be limited between now and when things kick off.

So, in the meantime, here are some Justin Fields highlights for your eyeballs:

And I hope you’re ready for more, because there will be more coming in the near future. In fact, we’ll be featuring Fields’ best clips every Friday until he starts a regular-season game. So while I’m unsure if Twitter user @JCarl1994’s intent was to inspire me to go down a Fields highlight rabbit hole every week, that is what is happening now. But for what it’s worth, I don’t think anyone will mind. And, frankly, there isn’t a better place to start.

Think about it. This was Fields’ signature moment. It’s the college football semifinals and Fields is coming off his worst game as a collegiate player (he was rough against Northwestern in the Big Ten Championship Game). But football, much like life, is so often about how you bounce back after taking a fall. And for Fields, that Northwestern game was a minor setback that set up a major comeback.

In the biggest game of the year against a favored opponent, Fields put up bonkers numbers:

⇒   22 of 38 for 385 yards

⇒   6 touchdowns, 1 interception

⇒   8 rushes, 42 yards

⇒   1 epic win against Clemson and Trevor Lawrence

That performance should have cemented Fields’ place in the top-5 of the 2021 NFL Draft. But for whatever reason, it didn’t. Ah, well. Bears fans don’t mind one bit that Fields fell to 11th, a place where their team could easily trade up for the Ohio State QB. Not one bit.

You can watch an expanded set of Fields highlights below. And trust me when I say you’ll want to do that:

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Luis C. Medina, who you can find on Twitter at lcm1986, has been covering the Chicago Bears at Bleacher Nation since 2017. Since then, he has written about 3 head coaches, 5 play-callers, and 11 starting quarterbacks. Previously, Luis wrote about the Cubs and MLB at BN (2015-16) and worked in the Chicago Tribune sports department (2011-16). He also co-hosted a Cubs postgame show, Outside the Ivy, in 2019.

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