Justin Fields was the 1st quarterback off the bench after Andy Dalton started the Chicago Bears’ preseason opener against the Miami Dolphins at Soldier Field. Dalton only played a pair of series, going 2-of-4 for 18 yards.

That meant it was time for the rookie quarterback to get his turn, and things didn’t get off to a good start as the Bears were whistled for 2 false starts on his first drive and eventually were forced to punt. He threw 3 straight incomplete passes on his next drive as Chicago went 3-and-out. Then, on the Bears’ next time with the ball, they’d go 3-and-out again behind a botched snap and a fumble. He also saw a potential interception by a Dolphins defender dropped.

Fields would recover to have a nice drive before the half, leading the Bears into field goal territory as they drew within 13-3 at the break. His stat line through 3 series was 7-of-12 for 52 yards.

Here’s the social reaction to Fields’ first action in an NFL uniform:

https://twitter.com/EthanBigBlue/status/1426609016801665025

https://twitter.com/TheJayShah3/status/1426608975336951813

https://twitter.com/johnblairjunior/status/1426608950695366658

https://twitter.com/DaireCarragher/status/1426611309106372614