Justin Fields has the most 20+ Mph carries in a season since 2018 – NBC Chicago


Fields has the most 20mph runs in a season since 2018, originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago

Justin Fields recorded his eighth 20+ mph run of the season on Sunday on his 56-yard home call in the first quarter of the Bears-Packers game.

He hit 20.15 mph on the touchdown run, earning him the most runs over 20 mph in a season of any player since 2018.

But, he had recently expressed some discomfort in his legs, as he ran for nearly 1,000 yards this season. He noticed the effect it took on his legs during the match and spoke about it afterwards.

“I just felt like I was moving slower than my top speed,” Fields said. “But, I don’t know, I have to check the GPS on that and see how fast I was moving. So, we’ll see.”

One of the reporters informed Fields that he had reached “over 20 miles an hour”. For the second-year quarterback, that’s not good enough for him.

“Oh really? I like to hit like 21, 21.5 or something like that,” Fields said. “I have to do extra sprints or something.”

Fields has the 15th fastest recorded speed for a running back this season, according to Next Gen Stats. He hit 21.23 mph on a run in the Week 8 game against the Dallas Cowboys.

Side note: Chase Claypool has the 10th fastest speed for a running back this season at 21.46 mph. His came during his time with the Steelers in Week 1.

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Fields certainly looked like he hadn’t slowed down against the Packers this Sunday, after missing a week with a left shoulder injury he suffered in Week 11.

He threw for 254 yards while rushing for 71 yards and a touchdown. He threw two interceptions late in the fourth quarter, but put in a productive effort nonetheless.

Hopefully Fields can continue to find his legs under him as the Bears head to a bye week next week.

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