Bears trade up to select QB Justin Fields
|Thursday, April 29, 2021, 9:44 PM- -|
What an exciting time to be a Bears fan!
The Chicago Bears moved up to No. 11 overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft to draft Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields.
The Bears went all-in with Fields by giving up the No. 20 overall pick and a fifth-rounder this year, and a 2022 first-rounder and fifth-rounder next season to move up nine spots to grab Fields.
Bold move by the Bears but they finally get a franchise quarterback to mold for the future. He has superstar potential written all over him with his arm and toughness.
"They're going to get a hard worker, a guy that's going to put himself out there to win every game, a leader on and off the field," Fields told the media after being selected. "So I'm just excited and ready to get to work."
Fields is excited to be a member of the Bears.
"I'm the kind of guy that thinks everything happens for a reason. It was God's plan for me to be a Bear. I'm more than ready and excited to get up there."
In 2020, he completed 70.2 percent of his passes for 22 touchdowns and only six interceptions.
The Bears now have a trio of quarterbacks with Andy Dalton, Nick Foles and Fields.
The Chicago #Bears have never had a 4,000 yard passer in the history of their franchise. Justin fields will change that immediately! Congrats Chicago, y’all got a BEAST!— Emmanuel Acho (@EmmanuelAcho) April 30, 2021
KABOOM. Bears just stole Justin Fields at 12. Congrats, Bears fans. Back in business. You just got a mentally/physically tough young man who torched Clemson's D with 6 TD passes & gutted through cracked ribs. You might say he's got some Ditka/Butkus in him. And he runs 4.4.— Skip Bayless (@RealSkipBayless) April 30, 2021
THE BEARS ARE BACK BABY!!!!!!!!!— Big Cat (@BarstoolBigCat) April 30, 2021
It's not fair to allow Mitch Trubisky's failure temper enthusiasm over Justin Fields' chances for success with the #Bears, not fair to let the franchise's tortured history at the QB position affect your expectations for Fields' future. But we're human. And these are the Bears.— David Haugh (@DavidHaugh) April 30, 2021
The reaction: pic.twitter.com/NAV4gsi9kO— Chicago Bears (@ChicagoBears) April 30, 2021