On Thursday, Justin Fields and the Chicago Bears were finally able to put a complete game together and capture their first win of the 2023 season when they defeated the Washington Commanders by a final score of 40-20.
Fields definitely did everything he could to make sure the Bears left the field with a victory on Thursday, as he threw for 282 yards and four touchdowns in addition to rushing for 57 yards on 11 carries.
With his performance against the Commanders, Fields joined former Chicago signal-caller Jay Cutler as the only two quarterbacks in Bears history to throw for at least four touchdowns in back-to-back games.
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On Friday, Hall of Fame wide receiver Michael Irvin shared what he liked about the performance from Fields on Thursday.
“I do like what I saw with that young Justin Fields, and [him] finding out now that ‘hey, you know what? That is my best friend over there, D.J. Moore. I’m going to find him more often.'”
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“He’s a young superstar athlete.” Irvin also said.
What Irvin is referencing is the tremendous connection that Fields and Bears wide receiver D.J. Moore had during their win over Washington on Thursday.
Moore wound up having a monster performance, as he caught eight of his 10 targets against the Commanders for 230 yards and three touchdowns.
That’s the kind of production Chicago was hoping to see from the veteran receiver when they acquired him in a trade with the Carolina Panthers earlier this year.
Now, with two straight games with at least four touchdown passes, it seems like Fields might have finally overcome whatever was preventing him from succeeding earlier this season.
The Bears have also faced two bad defenses in their last two matchups, so we will still just have to wait and see if the young quarterback can live up to that “superstar” label that Irvin gave to him on Friday.NEXT: Insider Shares Details Of Chase Claypool Trade