Here's how Twitter reacted as Justin Fields took over as Bears' starting QB in win over Bengals
Former Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields relieved an injured Andy Dalton in the first half of the Bears’ win over the Bengals in Week 2.
While Fields officially made his NFL debut last week, this was the first time he played as the No. 1 available quarterback in a close game. He played sparingly in Chicago’s 34-14 loss to the Rams in Week 1.
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This week, Fields completed 6-of-13 passes for 60 yards and 1 interception. The Bears mostly leaned on their run game and defense en route to a 20-17 win over the Bengals.
Despite the lackluster stat line, Bears fans were excited to see Fields make his long-awaited debut with the team. The Bears traded up to take him in the first round of the 2021 NFL Draft.
However, Bears coach Matt Nagy has insisted on starting Dalton to begin the 2021 season and Fields continues to gain reps and learn the offense.
After the game, Fields told reporters, “I know I’m meant for this.” It’s unclear if he’ll start for the Bears in Week 3 or return to his backup role.
Here’s some of the best reaction from Twitter as Fields made his debut:
Joey B vs Justin Fields
Let’s Go Boys pic.twitter.com/oG2Geka8lM
— Pat McAfee (@PatMcAfeeShow) September 19, 2021
Zach Wilson was bad today.
Trevor Lawrence, Joe Burrow, and Justin Fields were also bad today.
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It happens to young QB’s. His career trajectory isn’t written in stone after 8 quarters #Jets
— Matt O'Leary (@MattOLearyNY) September 20, 2021
The stats won’t show it but Justin Fields is ready.
Give him all the reps in practice. Let him build connections with the first team. He’s gonna make mistakes. I mean look at Zach Wilson, he threw 4 picks today.
Also, Nagy has to give up play-calling. Let Bill Lazor takeover.
— dave (@runbackdave) September 19, 2021
Dalton watching Justin Fields scramble pic.twitter.com/1xVdDZ2Had
— Stephen A. Smith Burner (@TheSASBurner) September 19, 2021
NOWS YOUR TIME JUSTIN FIELDS BE SOMETHING
— Big Cat (@BarstoolBigCat) September 19, 2021
ARob owes Justin Fields dinner💯
Cost him his first career TD pass
Pass was beautiful, ARob let it fall right through his hands 🐻🔽 pic.twitter.com/Slb5V48n4t
— Swiftizm (@SwiftizmTTV) September 19, 2021
Mistakes and all this is the best thing for Justin Fields. He’s learning by doing.
— Danny Parkins (@DannyParkins) September 19, 2021
People are going to look at the box score and think Justin Fields had n average game, aren't they.
He should have two touchdowns in his last handful of plays.#Bears
— Erik Lambert (@ErikLambert1) September 19, 2021
Justin Fields has had dropped balls by Darnell Mooney and Allen Robinson.
His stats should look very very different
— Bears Nation (@BearsNationCHI) September 19, 2021
Justin Fields comes in and Eddie Jackson is Peanut Tillman and Roquan Smith takes one to the house. Let's freaking go! #BearDown
— Adam Rank (@adamrank) September 19, 2021
Justin Fields: "I'm not pleased with how I played at all. There's a lot more in me that I need to show … Whatever happens, I'm meant for this. I'm meant to be here."
— Adam Hoge (@AdamHoge) September 19, 2021