(670 The Score) Bears rookie Justin Fields isn’t the team’s starting quarterback, but he got the chance to flash his skills a bit in the season opener Sunday night.
The Bears created a package of plays for Fields and then deployed him for a few snaps through the first three quarters, primarily in the red zone. And with Chicago trailing 20-7 against the Los Angeles Rams late in the third quarter, he got one of those opportunities and scored his first NFL touchdown.
On first-and-goal from the Rams’ 3-yard line, Fields took a shotgun snap just before the play clock expired and kept the ball on a read-option, scampering around the right side for a touchdown with the help of a great block by tight end J.P. Holtz. It capped a 16-play, 81-yard touchdown drive for the Bears that took 9 minutes, 38 seconds.