The Chicago Bears have their leader, folks, and his name is Justin Fields.
For anyone with an internet connection and a Twitter account, it was ‘Drag Zach Wilson Day’ after his quote came out where he said he didn’t feel like he let his defense down in their 10-3 loss to the New England Patriots.
Justin Fields, however, showed why he’s the Chicago Bears’ leader, as it was revealed that Fields apologized to his defense after the 27-24 loss ended in a Justin Fields interception.
The Chicago Bears got the real deal in Justin Fields
Zach Wilson didn’t even feel somewhat accountable for the Jets’ loss, while he was 9/22 with 77 yards in a game where his defense only gave up three points. Justin Fields was the one apologizing after playing with a dislocated shoulder all game and only losing by three points to a team that had no business scoring 27 points.
To simplify it, Zach Wilson didn’t apologize to a top-of-the-league defense when he played a terrible game, whereas Justin Fields apologized to a bottom-of-the-league defense in a game he played well in with a dislocated shoulder.
Sure, it’s not his throwing shoulder, but it’s an injury that someone feels even when not using their shoulder.
And with Fields being a dual-threat quarterback, he takes hits on a lot of plays.
Whether they’re legal hits or illegal hits, Fields attracts them. So, while it wasn’t his throwing shoulder, the fact that he played the entire game with that injury is commendable as it is.
To then apologize for not winning just shows the type of leader Justin Fields is.
On top of that, it shows the toughness Justin Fields has within him at all times. It wasn’t until he was hit after sliding that Fields showed a sliver of pain.
That hit was likely the one to make Fields really feel the pain, as it was physically apparent that Justin Fields was in discomfort.
However, considering the timing of Fields’ apology to the Chicago Bears’ defense, shows who really got “their guy” in the 2021 NFL Draft.
Hint: It’s NOT the New York Jets.