Bears, Fields seeking payoff after offseason investmentsMay 23, 2023 GMT
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Justin Fields donned his cap and gown and walked in Ohio State's graduation ceremony two weeks ago, another big moment for him in a stadium where he produced so many.
The former Heisman Trophy finalist earned a degree in consumer and family financial services.
Bears GM Poles expects Fields to be starting QB next seasonJanuary 10, 2023 GMT
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Chicago Bears general manager Ryan Poles said he expects Justin Fields to be the team's starting quarterback next season and just about slammed the door on drafting one with the No.
Clock ticking for Bears with No. 1 pick after brutal seasonJanuary 9, 2023 GMT
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — As much as he would have liked to set the NFL single-season rushing record for a quarterback, Justin Fields seemed only mildly disappointed he didn't get the opportunity.
A strained hip kept him out of the Chicago Bears’ season-ending loss to the Minnesota Vikings.
Vikings look to steady themselves for playoffs against BearsJanuary 5, 2023 GMT
CHICAGO (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings come into the regular-season finale with the NFC North championship secured, a home game in the playoffs guaranteed and a bitter taste in their mouths.
A lopsided loss last week left them staggering.
Bears’ Fields to miss finale, ending shot at QB rushing markJanuary 4, 2023 GMT
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Justin Fields won't get a chance to break the single-season rushing record for an NFL quarterback.
Fields will miss the season finale against the Minnesota Vikings because of a strained hip and Nathan Peterman will start in his place, coach Matt Eberflus said Wednesday.
Bears’ Fields uncertain to play with rushing mark in reachJanuary 2, 2023 GMT
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Justin Fields might not get the chance to break the single-season rushing record for an NFL quarterback.
Coach Matt Eberflus threw Fields' status for the Chicago Bears' season finale against Minnesota into question Monday, saying there are “ongoing conversations about everybody” with general manager Ryan Poles.
Lions rout Bears 41-10 and take playoff hopes to Green BayJanuary 2, 2023 GMT
DETROIT (AP) — Jared Goff has played nearly mistake-free football for two months and his decision-making, along with a much-improved defense, has put the Detroit Lions in a position that seemed unfathomable at the end of October.
Bears stick with Fields throughout ugly loss to LionsJanuary 1, 2023 GMT
DETROIT (AP) — Chicago Bears coach Matt Eberflus considered taking Justin Fields out of Sunday’s lopsided loss to the Detroit Lions.
In the end, though, he decided to let his young quarterback do what he wanted to do — stay in the game.
Bears OLs Jenkins, Whitehair poised to return against LionsDecember 31, 2022 GMT
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Quarterback Justin Fields looks like he'll have a little more protection when the Chicago Bears visit the Detroit Lions on Sunday, with right guard Teven Jenkins and left guard Cody Whitehair expected to return from injuries.
Despite losing streak, Bears see foundation taking shapeDecember 30, 2022 GMT
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears are losing at a rate unlike any other team in the history of the founding NFL franchise.
They also insist they have the right culture in place. They see a foundation being laid that will translate to better results in the not-too-distant future.
Lions need win over Bears to keep hopes alive for playoffsDecember 29, 2022 GMT
CHICAGO (3-12) at DETROIT (7-8)
Sunday, 1 p.m. EST, FOX
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK NFL LINE: Lions by 5 1/2.
Eberflus: Bears won’t consider sitting Fields rest of seasonDecember 26, 2022 GMT
Matt Eberflus insisted the Chicago Bears won't shut down quarterback Justin Fields for the remaining two games.
Fields was hobbling at the end of Saturday's 35-13 loss to the Buffalo Bills after someone stepped on his foot.
Singletary, Cook lead way as Bills beat Bears for AFC EastDecember 25, 2022 GMT
CHICAGO (AP) — Josh Allen and the Buffalo Bills came into the season with soaring expectations and their sights set on a deep playoff run.
They earned one big prize by clinching their third straight division title.
Bears not necessarily scheming for Fields to break recordDecember 21, 2022 GMT
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Chicago Bears offensive coordinator Luke Getsy compared Justin Fields' push for the NFL's single-season quarterback rushing record to Golden State Warriors big man Kevon Looney nearing his first career triple-double last week.
QB rushing mark in sight for Bears’ Fields with 3 games leftDecember 20, 2022 GMT
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Justin Fields insisted he doesn't plan to make 1,000-yard rushing seasons a regular occurrence. The single-season record for a quarterback is in sight, and he'll gladly take it if he can get it.
Hurts runs for 3 TDs as Eagles squeeze by Bears 25-20December 19, 2022 GMT
CHICAGO (AP) — Jalen Hurts had trouble feeling his hands. With bone-chilling wind whipping through Soldier Field, he even found it difficult to see. Some big hits only added to his pain.
None of that prevented him from leading the Eagles to their franchise record-tying 13th win of the season.
Fierce Eagles pass rush steps up again in victory over BearsDecember 18, 2022 GMT
CHICAGO (AP) — Javon Hargrave slung Justin Fields to the ground, and then celebrated by drawing a door with his hands and kicking it in.
Philadelphia’s defensive line is tough to stop — even with an offensive line.
Fields set to play for Bears against Eagles; Claypool outDecember 16, 2022 GMT
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields is set to play Sunday against the Philadelphia Eagles after missing a practice this week because of an illness, while receiver Chase Claypool was ruled out due to a knee injury.
Bears QB Justin Fields takes aim at 1,000-yard rushing markDecember 16, 2022 GMT
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields recalled his younger years as an Atlanta Falcons and Michael Vick fan, when he would go to games with his father.
There’s a possibility Fields could join Vick and Baltimore’s Lamar Jackson as the third quarterback ever to rush for 1,000 yards in a season when the Bears host the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday.
Hurts, Eagles try to stay on roll against struggling BearsDecember 15, 2022 GMT
CHICAGO (AP) — Jalen Hurts and the Philadelphia Eagles are rolling along with a playoff spot secured and their sights set on the No. 1 seed.
They've been particularly dominant in recent weeks.
Fields’ emergence gives struggling Bears hope for futureDecember 8, 2022 GMT
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears had the ball late in the first quarter when Justin Fields noticed Green Bay Packers outside linebacker Kingsley Enagbare crashing the line last week.
Fields takes big step toward return when Bears host PackersDecember 1, 2022 GMT
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields appears poised to return against the Green Bay Packers after missing a game because of an injury to his nonthrowing shoulder.
Fields took a big step toward playing by practicing Thursday without limitations after missing last week's loss at the New York Jets.
Fields’ status for Bears still in question with Packers nextNovember 30, 2022 GMT
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Justin Fields threw lightly on the field prior to the Chicago Bears' game last week, hoping he would be able to play through an injury to his nonthrowing shoulder after being listed as questionable on the team's final report.
Bears QB Fields practicing despite left shoulder separationNovember 23, 2022 GMT
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears will spend the week watching and waiting as quarterback Justin Fields hopes his left shoulder heals up enough so he can start Sunday against the New York Jets.
Bears await word on Fields’ availability against JetsNovember 22, 2022 GMT
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears have treated quarterback Justin Fields like another running back within their offense by letting him carry the ball repeatedly, at the risk of injury.
Now Fields is nursing a left shoulder injury and the Bears face the possibility of using backup Trevor Siemian as a starter for the first time.
Koo’s late 53-yard FG lifts Falcons past Fields, Bears 27-24November 20, 2022 GMT
ATLANTA (AP) — Marcus Mariota and the Atlanta Falcons are still under .500 and still in the thick of the NFC South race.
Younghoe Koo's 53-yard field goal gave Atlanta the lead with less than two minutes to play and the Falcons overcame another impressive game from Chicago's Justin Fields to beat the Bears 27-24 on Sunday.
QB Fields returns home as Bears, Falcons match run gamesNovember 17, 2022 GMT
CHICAGO (3-7) at ATLANTA (4-6)
Sunday, 1 p.m. EST, FOX
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK NFL LINE: Falcons by 3.
Running game having biggest impact in decades in NFLNovember 10, 2022 GMT
Derrick Henry was a bit amused by the premise of a question talking about the importance of passing in the modern NFL.
“Is it a passing league?" he said jokingly. "I’m playing. But we (have) guys in the league that are running the ball well, that are efficient and been playing at a high level for an amount of years.
Fields continues to signal he could be right QB for BearsNovember 10, 2022 GMT
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Justin Fields stepped up as the pocket collapsed around him, threw a pump fake and hopped before taking off.
Fields was looking for receiver Darnell Mooney. Instead, he tucked the ball in and broke a few tackles as he sped up the left side on the way to a highlight-reel touchdown run.
Fields’ lapse on fumble costs Bears in loss to CowboysOctober 30, 2022 GMT
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Justin Fields planted both feet inches from Micah Parsons, and bunny-hopped over the Dallas linebacker who had just recovered a fumble.
The Chicago quarterback wouldn't mind having that moment back.
Cowboys’ Prescott, Parsons rumble to 49-29 win over BearsOctober 30, 2022 GMT
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Dak Prescott kept his legs churning to turn a quarterback sneak into a 25-yard gain.
Maybe young standout Dallas linebacker Micah Parsons was taking a cue from his leader.
Fields, Bears try to stack road Ws against Prescott, CowboysOctober 27, 2022 GMT
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Justin Fields might be in his best groove yet in his second season as Chicago's quarterback.
Dak Prescott is trying to find his next one with the Dallas Cowboys in his second game back after missing five with a fractured right thumb.
Bears learn a better way to use QB Justin FieldsOctober 25, 2022 GMT
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Chicago's Matt Eberflus received congratulations from his team’s owners after their 33-14 victory Monday night denied New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick a historic victory.
Fields, Bears score 23 straight points, beat Pats 33-14October 25, 2022 GMT
The clock was running down in the second quarter and the pocket was collapsing around Justin Fields, with one defender coming at him from the right, another circling around on his left, and a third coming straight at him.
Fields, Bears try to build on progress when Commanders visitOctober 12, 2022 GMT
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Justin Fields was breathing a little easier this week.
The Chicago quarterback finally showed signs of progress by delivering his best performance this season, and the Bears staged a big comeback, only to come up short in the closing minutes.
Justin Fields, mired Bears offense looking for positivesOctober 6, 2022 GMT
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Impatience is something Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields and wide receiver Darnell Mooney cannot afford.
The Bears (2-2) made small strides in Sunday’s 20-12 loss to the New York Giants and hope to build on those against the Minnesota Vikings (3-1) this week, even with the offense mired near the bottom of the league in most passing categories.
Jefferson, Vikings host rare early season visit by BearsOctober 6, 2022 GMT
CHICAGO (2-2) at MINNESOTA (3-1)
Sunday, 1 p.m. EDT, Fox
OPENING LINE: Vikings by 7, according to FanDuel SportsBook.
Giants and Bears are among the top surprises early in 2022September 30, 2022 GMT
CHICAGO (2-1) at NEW YORK GIANTS (2-1)
Sunday, 1 p.m. EDT, FOX
OPENING LINE: Giants by 3 1/2, according to FanDuel SportsBook.
Bears rely on ground game and backup Khalil HerbertSeptember 26, 2022 GMT
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — If not for running the football, the Chicago Bears would have very little offense.
The Bears have been able to run it throughout quarterback Justin Fields’ struggles in the passing game and Sunday had their biggest day on the ground since Walter Payton was their starting running back in 1984 with 281 total team rushing yards.
Justin Fields struggles again as Bears ride run game to winSeptember 25, 2022 GMT
CHICAGO (AP) — Moments after the game, Justin Fields wanted to get right back to work.
“I’m going to go see the film tonight. I played terrible,” Fields said. “See what I could have done better and get better.”
Fields clarifies remarks, says he didn’t mean to offend fansSeptember 21, 2022 GMT
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Chicago quarterback Justin Fields took time Wednesday to clarify comments he made following the Bears' loss to the Green Bay Packers, saying he did not mean to come off as dismissive of his team's fans.
Bears hope improvement on offense continues in Green BaySeptember 14, 2022 GMT
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — As the Chicago Bears regrouped in the locker room following a half that was as ugly as the weather at Soldier Field, quarterback Justin Fields noticed something. Offensive coordinator Luke Getsy was smiling.
Lance, Fields take center stage as 49ers open against BearsSeptember 8, 2022 GMT
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers advanced to the NFC championship game last season, and they believe they have the playmakers to make another big playoff run.
The Chicago Bears are starting over with a new general manager and coach.
Fields hopes offseason work leads to jump for him, BearsSeptember 7, 2022 GMT
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Justin Fields spent the offseason tweaking his footwork and mechanics and trying to improve his presence in the pocket.
He also embraced his leadership role as the Chicago Bears' unquestioned starting quarterback.
Ohio State QB C.J. Stroud: ‘I barely touched my potential’August 29, 2022 GMT
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Last year at this time, C.J. Stroud was an unknown, untested redshirt freshman who still hadn't thrown a pass in a college football game.
Bears enter new era, look to make jump under Poles, EberflusAugust 24, 2022 GMT
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears had enough big questions hanging over them, with new general manager Ryan Poles and coach Matt Eberflus now in charge and quarterback Justin Fields trying to build on a shaky rookie season.
Heralded 2021 QB class looks for more success in year 2August 10, 2022 GMT
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The performance didn't come close to matching the hype for the 2021 quarterback class.
With QBs going 1-2-3 for third time ever in the common draft era and five going off the board in the first round for the fourth time, expectations were high for Trevor Lawrence and Co.
Failures push Fields as he tries to take next step for BearsJuly 28, 2022 GMT
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Justin Fields showed up to training camp with his sights set squarely on his future and his mind on a notable failure.
The quarterback comes into his second season with the Chicago Bears hoping to convince a new general manager and coach that he is the right person to lead the NFL franchise for years to come.
Bears try to prove they can support QB Justin FieldsMay 18, 2022 GMT
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — From his work ethic to understanding a new offense, quarterback Justin Fields has convinced his new coaches with the Chicago Bears that he is making progress.
The real question facing the Bears is whether they have made enough progress supporting Fields.
Bears draft Washington CB Gordon, S Brisker in 2nd roundApril 30, 2022 GMT
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — No one needed to remind new Chicago Bears general manager Ryan Poles that quarterback Justin Fields could use a few more weapons to help him develop and lift a struggling offense.
Bears seek help for Fields, CB in first draft under GM PolesApril 22, 2022 GMT
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Bears hope to surround quarterback Justin Fields with the pieces the former Ohio State star needs in order to improve on a shaky rookie season.
A cornerback to start opposite Jaylon Johnson would help, too.
Justin Fields and the Bears are learning the Eberflus wayApril 19, 2022 GMT
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Many things are changing for Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields since since Matt Eberflus took over as the coach.
It was that way for the Bears on both sides of the ball on Tuesday as they went through the first day of a voluntary minicamp under their new coach.
Bears’ new OC Getsy tasked with getting most out of FieldsFebruary 11, 2022 GMT
CHICAGO (AP) — Luke Getsy noticed how important the relationship that quarterback Aaron Rodgers had with his position coach and offensive coordinator was during his first stint on Green Bay's staff eight years ago.
Bears place quarterback Fields on reserve/COVID-19 listJanuary 7, 2022 GMT
The Chicago Bears placed quarterback Justin Fields on the reserve/COVID-19 list on Thursday, likely sidelining him for the finale and ending his rookie season.
The Bears expected Fields to start at Minnesota on Sunday after missing the previous two games because of an ankle injury.
Vikings host Bears with no playoff stakes, coach uncertaintyJanuary 6, 2022 GMT
CHICAGO (6-10) at MINNESOTA (7-9)
Sunday, 1 p.m. EST, Fox
BETTING LINE: Vikings by 3 1/2, according to FanDuel SportsBook.
Bears’ Nagy says he hasn’t been told finale is it for himJanuary 6, 2022 GMT
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Bears coach Matt Nagy insisted Wednesday he has not been informed by his bosses that the season finale at Minnesota will be his last game leading the team.
"I'm very honest and open with you all," Nagy said Wednesday.
Bears’ Nagy focused on ending year with win, not his futureJanuary 3, 2022 GMT
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Bears appear to be in for some big changes once the season ends, and no one needed to remind coach Matt Nagy what that means for him.
A 29-3 romp over the New York Giants on Sunday might have been his final home game at Soldier Field.
Bears’ Fields to miss second straight game with ankle injuryDecember 31, 2021 GMT
CHICAGO (AP) — Quarterback Justin Fields likely will miss his second straight game because of an ankle injury when the Chicago Bears host the New York Giants on Sunday.
Coach Matt Nagy said Friday that Andy Dalton will start after being sidelined because of a groin injury and Nick Foles will be the backup.
Fields returns to practice, status for Giants game up in airDecember 29, 2021 GMT
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields was feeling good enough to practice Wednesday after missing a game because of an ankle injury.
Whether the rookie will be ready to start when the New York Giants visit Soldier Field on Sunday was unclear.
Key Bears players search for meaning in 4-10 seasonDecember 23, 2021 GMT
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears close out a 4-10 season without much meaning in the final three games for many players. Younger starters such as quarterback Justin Fields and Darnell Mooney have no problem finding purpose.