Chicago Bears QB Justin Fields breaks 1,000 rushing yards, could break another record

Chicago Bears, Justin Fields (Mike Dinovo-USA TODAY Sports)
Chicago Bears, Justin Fields (Mike Dinovo-USA TODAY Sports) /

Michael Vick. Lamar Jackson. Justin Fields.

That’s the list.

The Chicago Bears quarterback hit a milestone Sunday when taking on the Philadelphia Eagles, hitting the 1,000-yard mark on the ground and becoming only the third quarterback of all-time to do so.

Fields’ day once again included what’s becoming his signature play — a wildly-entertaining, long run after escaping pressure.

It was a situation that seemed all too familiar for Bears fans; a 2nd and 27 and a graphic stretched across the screen detailing how much Fields had been under pressure already in the game. Fields was sacked three times in the first quarter and a half, and nearly a fourth time on the above run.

But like he has on many other occasions this season, Fields was able to escape and dazzle us with just another unbelievable run.

In just his second season, Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields has made his mark in NFL history.

Earlier this year, Fields broke a record once held by Michael Vick — the single-game rushing record by a quarterback. In an early November matchup between the Bears and Miami Dolphins, Fields ran for a whopping 178 yards, breaking Vick’s previous record of 173.

It was that day in NFL history which caused the infamous “I told him to stop it” quote from Dolphins head coach Mike McDaniel — a quote that will forever go down as one of the most fun-loving, hilarious and genuine quotes we’ll ever see in a postgame presser.

It’s true, Fields has been a walking first down this year when using his legs. He’s averaged over 7.0 yards per carry on the season. It’s because of his dynamic skill set that the Bears have become the number one overall rushing team in the NFL.

There’s one more record for Fields to break this season: the single-season rushing record by a quarterback. That record is held by Lamar Jackson and sits at 1,206. Simple math tells us that Fields needs to average 69 rushing yards per game over the team’s final three games if he is going to break that mark.

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The Bears are set to face the Buffalo Bills on Christmas Eve, followed by games against the Lions and Vikings. Detroit and Minnesota, specifically, have been two of the worst defenses in football over the past six weeks. If Fields stays hot, he could hold yet another record by season’s end. Talk about a sophomore breakout.