Everyone knows that the Chicago Bears now have four games to decide on what they will do with Justin Fields as their quarterback. While they will let those games dictate, it is hard not to look at the previous three games and see improvement. While they were better, he still did not play a complete game until week 14, which may have been his best.
Justin Fields made a play for the Chicago Bears when they needed him the most
Still, the moment that may have changed the way we view Fields came in a tie game, 13-13 in the third quarter. The Bears faced fourth down with 13 yards to go after a trio of ugly plays put them in a bad spot. That is when Justin Fields won the game.
First, he got the defense to jump. Then, he noticed and used the free play to his advantage. From there, he threw a dime on the money to D.J. Moore, giving him room to run into the end zone. At that point, a tie game turned 20-13, and the Bears did not look back. That feels like a moment that may make the Chicago Bears decide not to look any other direction when it comes to Justin Fields as well.
Fields has looked better, but he needed that moment, the defining moment, to show that he had put it all together. He played well in the first game against Detroit but lost in the clutch. He fumbled twice against Minnesota late. This was the game that saw him rise up and make the play when his team needed him.
Now, the question is how much momentum this can build. He goes from a weak Lions defense to arguably the best in the NFL with the Cleveland Browns. The Browns are much better at home, as well.
If Justin Fields plays with that same awareness and accuracy as the scene of his first career start, an absolute disaster could be the launching pad for the rest of his career