Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields has been turning plenty of heads over the last three weeks.
Last week, Miami Dolphins head coach Mike McDaniel and QB Tua Tagovailoa showered Fields with praise after the Bears suffered a hard-fought loss amid late-game controversy.
In his last five games, Fields has 11 total touchdowns to just two interceptions. He’s accumulated 1,306 total yards — 455 of which came on the ground.
1. Justin Fields' stat line in the past 5 games— Erik Lambert (@ErikLambert1) November 7, 2022
63.33 completion percentage
851 yards passing
8 TD passes
99.69 passer rating
286 yards rushing
3 TD runs
Four of the five teams he did this against are playoff contenders.
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There is no question that Fields is establishing himself as one of the most difficult players to prepare for in football. With Sunday’s matchup against the Detroit Lions on tap, Lions head coach Dan Campbell spoke on what makes Fields so dangerous.
“I feel like you’re watching a little bit of Deshaun Watson in Houston, you’re watching lamar Jackson, Baltimore. There’s a little bit of Jalen Hurts – just very quarterback driven,” Campbell told reporters on Wednesday.
Campbell added that the key to defending Fields is to keep everything in front of you. Expect the Lions to throw a variety of different looks at the 23-year-old signal caller, but there’s no guarantee that any of them will slow down one of the hottest players in football.
Fields should be licking his chops, facing off against the Lions’ 31st ranked run defense. This weekend provides yet another opportunity for him to crack this week’s highlight reels as he continues to prove that he is the most improved player in the NFL.
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