Justin Skyler Fields is a professional football player of the National Football League. He currently plays quarterback with the Chicago Bears after being drafted during the 2021 NFL Draft in the first round.
The 6-foot-3-inch Fields started his amateur football career during his time at Harrison High School. He was the starting quarterback during his first two years earning 28 rushing touchdowns and 41 passing touchdowns. In 2017, he was named the most valuable player of the Elite 11 quarterback competition. At the end of his senior year, he was recognized by Touchdown Club of Atlanta as Mr. Georgia Football and first-team all-state. In addition to football, he was also a top varsity baseball player of Harrison.
Fields was considered a 5-star recruit by 247Sports.com, Rivals.com, and ESPN in the class of 2018. In fact, he was the topmost-rated dual-threat quarterback in the entire country. By October 2017, he declared his intention to play for the University of Georgia after withdrawing from Penn State.
In 2018, Fields started his amateur football collegiate career with the University of Georgia. His first game was with Austin Peay State University wherein he completed a 10-yard touchdown pass. During the end of the season, he expressed his intentions of transferring to Ohio State University right after his team’s loss to Alabama in the championship game of the SEC. By February 9, 2019, he was granted eligibility by the NCAA to play with Ohio State for the 2019 season.
During his first year at Ohio State, Fields earned several accolades including first-team all-conference, Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year, and top three for the Heisman Trophy. By 2020, he was the leading contender for the Heisman Trophy and again made it to the Big Ten’s Offensive Player of the Year. Finally, at the start of 2021, he announced his intention to join the 2021 NFL draft, thus forgoing his senior year at Ohio State.
- 2019 and 2020 First-Team All-Big Ten
- 2019 Second-Team All-American
- 2019 MVP Big Ten Football Championship Game
- 2019 and 2020 Giese-Brees Quarterback of the Year
- 2019 and 2020 Graham-George Offensive Player of the Year
- 2020 Chicago Tribune Silver Football