When the Chicago Bears drafted Justin Fields with the No. 11 pick, many NFL fans and draft analysts believe the team landed its franchise quarterback. The confidence and excitement are even higher after his preseason debut.
Andy Dalton opened the game as the starter with head coach Matt Nagy continues sticking by his promise. But the football world tuned in to watch Fields put his talents on display. After a few drives, Chicago finally got to witness its future at quarterback.
As Fields put on his helmet and prepared for his first snap, Twitter erupted with football fans from across the country elated the moment finally arrived.
NFL world reacts to Justin Fields first game
Chicago’s offense got off to a slow start as the rookie settled in. But when the Bears returned from the halftime break, Fields brought Soldier Field and NFL Twitter to elation with one highlight after the next.
Twitter reacts to Justin Fields first touchdown
The 22-year-old quarterback immediately led a scoring drive to open the third quarter, capping it off with a touchdown run when the play broke down.
Trailing 13-10, Chicago called upon its new face of the franchise once again to take over the game. Sure enough, Fields only needed seven plays to cover 70 yards and he ended the drive with his first touchdown pass in the NFL.
NFL fans, LeBron James respond to Justin Fields’ first touchdown pass
Fields completed 14-of-20 passes for 142 passing yards, 33 rushing yards and two touchdowns.