In the past two weeks Justin Fields, a quarterback, has rushed for 325 yards. In those two weeks, Fields has more rushing yards than James Conner, Kareem Hunt or D'Andre Swift do on the season. In one of those weeks, he set the NFL record for rushing yards by a quarterback in a single game. 178 yards.
He is now second in the league in rushing yards per attempt and sixth in total rushing yards. SIXTH. AMONG ALL PLAYERS. AS A QUARTERBACK.
Now his team, the Bears, keep losing. But to no fault of the offense.
While the passing game still needs development, Fields is finally unleashing the promise of what made him a truly intriguing draft prospect. We remind you once again, the Jets picked Zach Wilson over this man.
If Chicago continues to play for victories rather than tank for draft picks, we could see Fields reach an all-time mark. He is currently on pace to break the record for rushing yards by a quarterback in a season (1,206 yards), set by Lamar Jackson in 2019. In fact, he is already in 15th place and we've still got seven games to go.
In another lost year for a once-feared franchise, Chicagoans can rejoice at finally finding something to cheer about.
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