New Chicago Bears’ quarterback Justin Fields shines in his NFL debut

NFL world reacts to Justin Fields’ incredible preseason debut
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When the Chicago Bears drafted Justin Fields with the No. 11 pick, many NFL fans and draft analysts believed the team landed its quarterback. The confidence and excitement are even higher after his preseason debut.

Andy Dalton opened the game as the starter as head coach Matt Nagy continues to stick 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.

Twitter with Justin Fields coming……

— Bill Barnwell (@billbarnwell) August 14, 2021

Incomplete pass Dalton. Exit stage left.

Put Fields in. And just leave him. Until 2035.

— Kyle Brandt (@KyleBrandt) August 14, 2021

Fields first drive: 2/2, 10 yards

— Warren Sharp (@SharpFootball) August 14, 2021
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.

.@justnfields uses his legs to score his first #NFLPreseason touchdown!

: #MIAvsCHI on @NFLNetwork (or check local listings)

— NFL (@NFL) August 14, 2021

i hope the broncos like their cornerback (can’t recall his name) as justin fields tears up the league for the next decade

— Denny Carter (@CDCarter13) August 14, 2021

Just a flawless drive by Fields. Decisive/confident/trusted eyes/made something out of nothing! #JustinFields @ChicagoBears #NFLPreseason

— Dan Orlovsky (@danorlovsky7) August 14, 2021

“Fields completes the pass for a 5 yard gain”

— Annie Agar (@AnnieAgar) August 14, 2021

Fields was 4-of-4 for 54 yards and then ran for an 8-yard touchdown to cap the drive.

That was … whew. The poise in the pocket, the abilities on the move. OK, OK.

Dolphins 13, Bears 10

— Kevin Fishbain (@kfishbain) August 14, 2021
Trailing 13-10, Chicago called upon its new face of the franchise once again to take over the game. Sure enough, Fields needed only seven plays to cover 70 yards, and he ended the drive with his first touchdown pass in the NFL.