Justin Fields scored a rushed touchdown on his debut for the Chicago Bears on Sunday night in a loss to the Los Angeles Rams and fans asked the team to name him starting quarterback.
Fields have appeared in a few situations for the Bears to make explosive plays and wake up the offense. In the red zone, Fields rushed for a 3-yard touchdown that reduced the deficit to six points.
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He was also 2-for-2 with 10 passing yards.
While Andy Dalton was named starting quarterback to start the 2021 season, NFL fans wondered when the team would defer to the future of the organization.
The Rams would win the game, 34-14.
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Dalton would end the game 27 for 38 with 206 passing yards and an interception. David Montgomery had 108 rushing yards on 16 carries with one touchdown. Marquise Goodwin had four catches for 45 yards.
Los Angeles took the victory in front of fans at SoFi Stadium for the first time.
Matthew Stafford, in his debut with the Rams, had 321 passing yards and three touchdown passes. He had one each for Cooper Kupp, Van Jefferson, and Robert Woods. Kupp led the way with seven catches for 108 yards, Jefferson had two catches for 80 yards, and Woods finished with three catches for 27 yards.
Darrell Henderson led the way on the ground with 70 yards on 16 carries and a touchdown.
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Chicago was keen to keep Dalton as a starting quarterback for the first few weeks of the season. The Bears will be under pressure from the fan base to make Fields the starter sooner than their plan.