Who is Justin Fields?
Justin Skyler Fields is a recognized American professional football quarterback for the Chicago Bears of the National Football League (NFL). After some time with Georgia, Fields played college football at Ohio State, where he was recognized twice as the Graham-George Offensive Player of the Year. He also appeared in the 2021 College Football Playoff National Championship. Fields was then picked in the first round of the 2021 NFL Draft by the Bears.
Justin Fields Career
High school career
He joined Harrison High School in Kennesaw, Georgia, before joining Lost Mountain Middle School. In Harrison, he played for two years as the starting quarterback, totaling 4,187 passing yards, 41 passing touchdowns, 2,096 rushing yards, and 28 rushing touchdowns. In the summer, prior to his senior year in 2017, Fields attended the Elite 11 quarterback competition and was named MVP of the event. He then suffered a broken finger that needed season-ending surgery, in a game that was nationally televised on ESPN later in his senior year. Following his senior season, Fields was named Mr. Georgia Football by the Touchdown Club of Atlanta and first-team all-state. Aside from football, he was also a standout baseball player for Harrison High.
He was ranked as a five-star recruit and was the highest-rated dual-threat quarterback in the class of 2018 by ESPN, 247Sports.com, and Rivals.com. ESPN listed him as the top recruit overall, while 247Sports and Rivals rated him second behind fellow quarterback Trevor Lawrence. In October 2017, he committed to the University of Georgia to play college football following withdrawing from a previous commitment to Penn State. Fields’ senior year was documented in the second season of the Netflix series QB1: Beyond the Lights (2018).
In 2018, as a true freshman at Georgia, he served as the backup to starting quarterback Jake Fromm. In the season opener against Austin Peay, he made his breakout in the second quarter and began the second half. Fields finished 7 of 8 passes on the day, consisting of a 10-yard touchdown pass to Isaac Nauta in the 45-0 win. He then had five carries for 45 rushing yards and 2 rushing touchdowns in the 38-12 win over Tennessee on September 29. In a late-season 66-27 rout of UMass, he threw 2 touchdown passes and ran for another on the ground, completing with 121 passing yards and 100 rushing yards.
During the 2018 season, he played in 12 games, totaling 328 passing yards, 4 passing touchdowns, 266 rushing yards, and 4 rushing touchdowns. After Georgia’s loss to Alabama in the 2018 SEC Championship Game, he revealed his intent to transfer to Ohio State.
How old is Justin Fields?
Justin Skyler Fields is aged 23 as of 2022, having been born on March 5, 1999, in Kennesaw, Georgia, U.S. He shares his birthday with celebrities including Soong Mei-ling, Zhou Enlai, Rex Harrison, Momofuku Ando, Daniel Kahneman, Penn Jillette, Amanda Shires, Craig Reid, Dominique McElligott, Eddy Grant, and Eva Mendes, among others.
Justin Fields Family
Who are Justin Fields’ parents?
Justin Skyler Fields was born in Kennesaw, Georgia to his parents, Ivant Fields and Gina Tobey. His father is a former football linebacker for Eastern Kentucky and is currently divorced from his wife. Fields is of black ethnicity and comes from African descent.
Does Justin Fields have siblings?
Fields was born as the oldest into a family of two children. He has one younger sibling, a sister Jaiden Fields, who attends and plays softball at the University of Georgia.
Justin Fields Education
Fields attended Harrison High School in Kennesaw, Georgia, where he played football and baseball for the school’s teams. He then transferred to Lost Mountain Middle School after two years at Harrison. In high school, Fields was diagnosed with epilepsy as a freshman and his condition was made public during the pre-draft interviews with NFL teams in 2021.
Justin Fields Partner
Fields is currently single and not married. He has not shared any information about any relationship and has also not been linked to any relationship by the media.
Justin Fields Kids
Fields does not have any children of his own to date as he is still single and unmarried.
Justin Fields Height
Fields has a well-built, muscular and athletic body adding up to an impressive height of 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) and a weight of 103 kg (220 lbs).
Fields was required to sit out for one year because of NCAA transfer rules but he sought a waiver to be able to play immediately for Ohio State. He enlisted the assistance of attorney Thomas Mars, who assisted secure immediate eligibility for several transfers from Ole Miss in 2018, such as quarterback Shea Patterson. Mars and Fields argued that he should be granted a waiver for instant eligibility because of an NCAA guideline that waives the waiting time for athletes, He was then subject to an incident at Georgia in which a Bulldogs baseball player used a racial slur against him. This was believed to be the main incident constituting his claim of ”mitigating circumstances”, although the full contents of the waiver request were never made public. He was granted immediate eligibility for the 2019 season by the NCAA on February 8, 2019.
In his first season with the Buckeyes, he assisted guide the team to a Big Ten Championship with a 34-21 win against Wisconsin, and a spot in the College Football Playoff. He completed third in voting for the Heisman Trop[hy, was named the Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year, and first-team all-conference. In the 2019 Fiesta Bowl, he had 320 passing yards, 1 touchdown, and 2 interceptions in the 29-23 loss to Clemson in the College Football Playoff semifinal. Fields completed the season with 3,273 passing yards, 41 passing touchdowns, and 3 interceptions to go with 484 rushing yards and 10 rushing touchdowns.
He joined the 2020 season as a leading candidate for the Heisman Trophy. The season was played during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, with the Big Ten Conference ultimately opting for a shortened conference-only schedule following initially canceling the season. He was vocal in his support of playing the season and began an online petition that gathered more than 320,000 signatures in support of that goal. Fields completed the shorted 2020 season with 2,100 passing yards, 22 passing touchdowns, 6 interceptions, and added 383 rushing yards and 5 rushing touchdowns on the ground. He then repeated as the Big Ten’s Offensive Player of the Year and unanimous first-team all-conference. Fields later on January 18, 2021, revealed that he would forgo his last 2 years of eligibility to join the 2021 NFL Draft.
He was picked 11th overall in the 2021 NFL Draft by the Chicago Bears, who traded up with the New York Giants in exchange for the 20th overall pick, their fifth-round pick in 2021, and their first and fourth-round picks in 2022. A top quarterback prospect in the draft, he was among the five taken in the first round. Fields then signed his four-year rookie deal worth $18.8 million fully guaranteed on June 10, 2021.
Despite being named the second-string quarterback behind Andy Dalton, Fields made his NFL debut in the season opener against the Los Angeles Rams, taking the field on four plays. He scored a five-yard rushing touchdown and finished 2 passes for 10 yards in the 14-34 loss. Fields went on to win his first career start in a 24-14 win over the Detroit Lions, He finished 11 of 17 passes for 209 yards and had 1 interception off a deflected pass. Following him being named the starter for the rest of the season, he guided the Bears to a 20-9 win against the Las Vegas Raiders in Week 5, finishing 12 of 20 passes for 11 and throwing his first touchdown pass to tight end Jesper Horsted.
In Week 11 against the Baltimore Ravens, he exited the game during the third quarter with an injury to his ribs. Fields was replaced by Dalton in the 13-16 defeat. Following the game, it was revealed that he had multiple cracked ribs, which forced him to miss the team’s next two matchups. He came back in a Week 14 loss to the Green Bay Packers, but an ankle injury in the next week’s loss to the Minnesota Vikings sidelined him for two more games. Fields then tested positive for COVID-19 before the season finale, making the Week 15 game the last of his rookie year. He completed the season fifth in quarterback rushing yards at 420, the most among rookies, but also had the third-most quarterback fumbles at 12 and the second-most lost fumbles at five.
Justin beat the San Francisco 49ers 19-10 in the 2022 season opener, finishing 8 of 17 passes for 121 yards and 2 touchdowns, and an interception. In Week 4, he finished 11 passes of 22 attempts for 174 yards, rushed for 52 yards, and lost a fumble as the team lost to the New York Giants.
Justin Fields Net Worth
American professional football quarterback, Fields plays for the Chicago Bears of the NFL from 2021 to the present. He earns an annual salary of 44,717,989 and has garnered an estimated net worth of approximately $10 million as of 2022.