Bears Quarterback Sets Record Against Dolphins

The Chicago Bears lost a 35-32 shootout with the Miami Dolphins on Sunday, but they should take a little bit of comfort in the amazing, gutsy performance of their young quarterback Justin Fields. The second-year passer accounted for an amazing 178 rushing yards Sunday afternoon, an NFL record for a quarterback in the regular season. Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick previously held the record by rushing for 173 yards in 30-24 win over the Minnesota Vikings in 2002. San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick holds the postseason record for his 181 yards in a 45-31 win over the Green Bay Packers in the 2012 Divisional Round.

Fields has embraced his effectiveness as a runner in recent weeks. Including today's game, he has rushed for 408 yards over his previous four games, leading the Bears to 101 total points scored. Unfortunately, it has only resulted in a 1-3 record over that span.

Fields joined the Bears as their 11th overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft. He's shown flashes of brilliance and frustrating bad habits over his first 21 appearances with the team, showing a rare running ability but also a maddening habit to take sacks. He has been dropped a staggering 69 times to this point in his career. 
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