Chicago Bears: 3 takeaways from Justin Fields’ debut performance

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The day that Chicago Bears fans have been waiting for since April 29, 2021 finally arrived. Since trading up with the New York Giants to the No. 11 pick for Justin Fields, fans have tried their best to focus on anything but his debut.

So far, the Bears, and specifically Matt Nagy, have made it clear that Andy Dalton is the starter. But Dalton has felt like the used vehicle you drive for a few months until your freshly ordered 2022 model is shipped to the dealership.

Sure, it might get you from point A to point B, but it’s hard to get excited about it. You’re certainly not going to drive through the neighborhood showing off your Geo Prizm. That new Corvette on the other hand? Yeah, you can’t wait to show it off, and fans got a peek under the hood on Saturday afternoon as Fields got his first NFL action against the Miami Dolphins.

Chicago Bears’ quarterback Justin Fields gets his first taste of NFL action and it was full of takeaways.

He had to wait his turn, as the aforementioned Dalton took the first couple of series as the incumbent. However, with about 12 minutes left in the second quarter, Fields entered the game to a standing ovation and the wait was finally over.

So what did fans see from the approximately two quarters of play from the Ohio State rookie? We break down three takeaways from his performance to try to put things in perspective.