Reactions pour in after Bears yield 9 sacks in Justin Fields' first career start
Justin Fields will have much better days than what he experienced during his first NFL start.
It probably can’t get much worse, either.
The Chicago Bears’ rookie quarterback, getting the call in place of an injured Andy Dalton, looked to make the most of his opportunity against the Cleveland Browns at FirstEnergy Stadium on Sunday.
Instead, he was sacked 9 times during a 26-6 loss. Myles Garrett recorded 4.5 of those sacks, a franchise record.
Fields finished the day only 6-of-20 for 68 yards and 0 touchdowns, while his QBR was 41.3. It was an afternoon to forget for the former Georgia and Ohio State standout, and with not much of a timeline for Dalton’s return from a knee injury, he’ll be the option at quarterback for the time being.
But if there’s any good news, it’s that it’s not the highest sack total a quarterback has absorbed in his first start: that belongs to former Jets QB Greg McElroy, who was taken down 11 times by the then-San Diego Chargers in 2012.
Here’s the reaction to the performance by the Bears:
@ChicagoBears Matt Nagy is going to ruin the career of Justin Fields! 37yrds of OFF! Drafting a LT with a possible career ending injury! Wasting Def talent in JJ33. Pure trash!
— One N@tion Patriot (@sgtpollock) September 26, 2021
Completed 6 passes
Sacked 9 times pic.twitter.com/Ba8u2c4mol
— BetOnline.ag (@betonline_ag) September 26, 2021
Justin fields got sacked more times than he completed a pass 🤣🤣🤣🤣
— Scooob 👑✨ (@mudd_po) September 26, 2021
Oh ICYMI Justin Fields was sacked NINE times in his start today…Bears should probably sign Cam Newton so they would have a mobile QB…Oh…Wait…
— Jon M Chuckery (@jmch316) September 26, 2021
Bro Justin fields was sacked more times than he had completions 😭 someone get him off that team
— Alex Bernhardt (@_bern_41) September 26, 2021
Does Justin Fields still think the #NFL is slow?
— David Ruiz (@WritingDavid) September 26, 2021
Bruh Justin Fields completed 6 passes. And got sacked 9 times. Did his O Line even get off the bus?
— Coochie (@whereKellsBeen) September 26, 2021
Wrap Justin Fields in buble wrap until Nagy is out of town.
— Martinez (@MartinFaced) September 26, 2021
As NFL bodyguards go, the snail-slow Jason Peters is a 39-year-old mannequin — the reason Justin Fields was continually squashed like a bug. #BearsBrowns
— Al Hamnik (@AlHamnik) September 26, 2021
Want to know how my Sunday is going ?
I started Justin Fields over Josh Allen in fantasy this week 🤦🏽♂️
— Brian Miller (@CoachBMiller35) September 26, 2021
Justin Fields has loads of talent and you saw glimpses of it at times today. There isn't a quarterback in the world who would've been successful with the #Bears today.
— Al Kara (@AlviousGoCats) September 26, 2021