Chicago Bears: 3 surprises in preseason win over Miami
By Ryan Heckman
What an exciting preseason opener it was for the Chicago Bears and the 60,000 fans who came out at Soldier Field on Saturday. It speaks volumes about the magnitude of this season when the Bears nearly sell out their first preseason game of the year in a world still dealing with a health crisis.
But, that’s exactly the type of effect rookie quarterback Justin Fields can have on a team. The city of Chicago has never been more excited about a rookie quarterback, and the kid certainly delivered in his first taste of NFL action.
To begin the game, Chicago looked a little slow offensively. Defensively, they made some great plays but it was more of a “bend, don’t break” type of mentality. One big play helped the Dolphins go down and score a field goal early, but otherwise, it was tough sledding for Miami offensively for most of the game.
Between Justin Fields and the defense, both sides impressed versus the Dolphins
While the play of Fields was spectacular, there were also some unsung heroes of the game. A kid-like rookie running back Khalil Herbert made a huge impact in his first professional action. Wide receiver Rodney Adam’s also looked fantastic and had an obvious connection with Fields.
Chicago saw plenty of things to like on Saturday. There were a plethora of guys who made their case to make this roster and some who made a case that they should be thrust into the rotation in some areas.
With all of the positive and obvious takeaways, there also came some surprises in this game. There were three surprises, in particular, that we should be talking a whole lot more about going forward.