Local hero: Justin Fields featured in Chicago Bears mural at hometown restaurant
Justin Fields has been a local hero in his hometown of Kennesaw, Georgia for years. Now he’s featured in a larger-than-life mural at a local restaurant.
Last week, Fields was selected by the Chicago Bears with the No. 11 overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft. In the days that followed, a Fields mural was made on the wall of Pisaro’s Pizzeria and Italian Kitchen.
A two-time Big Ten Offensive Player of the year, Fields is the second quarterback drafted by general manager Ryan Pace since he was hired in 2015. Former No. 2 pick Mitchell Trubisky has moved on to back up up Josh Allen in Buffalo after the Bears decided to let him go as a free agent.
In another connection to the state of Georgia, Fields is Chicago’s first opening-round pick since 2018, when they took Georgia linebacker Roquan Smith at No. 8. Smith is the Bears’ only first-round pick still on the team since Pace was hired in 2015.
Field, a Georgia transfer who went 20-2 as a starter the past two seasons at Ohio State, completed 68.4 percent of his passes for 5,373 yards with 63 touchdowns and nine interceptions while also rushing for 867 yards and 15 TDs on 218 carries.
— Terence M. Young (@Terence_M_Young) May 8, 2021
H/T Eleven Warriors.