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Five Fast Facts: Justin Fields

Learn more about quarterback Justin Fields in this edition of Five Fast Facts.

1. The Steelers acquired quarterback Fields in a trade with the Chicago Bears in exchange for a conditional sixth-round draft pick in 2025. Fields was selected by the Bears in the first round of the 2021 NFL Draft, the 11th overall pick.

2. In three seasons he has played in 40 games, starting 38 of them. He has completed 578 of 958 pass attempts (60.3%) for 6,674 yards, a seven-yard average per pass. Fields has thrown for 40 touchdowns in three seasons. Fields has also rushed for 2,220 yards on 356 carries and 14 touchdowns, including a career-long 67-yard touchdown run in 2022.

3. In 2023, Fields started 13 games, missing four due to a thumb injury. He completed 227 of 370 pass attempts for a career-high 2,562 yards and 16 touchdowns. He also rushed for 657 yards on 124 carries and four touchdowns. Fields passed former Bears quarterback Jim Harbaugh (1,609) for second on the Bears all-time quarterback rushing list with 2,220 yards.

4. Fields played collegiately at Ohio State where he was a Heisman Trophy finalist in 2019 and the Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year in 2019 and 2020.

5. Fields hit a homerun at Wrigley Field. During batting practice, that is. Fields and some of his Bears teammates attended a game at the iconic Chicago ballpark in 2022, and the former high school player hit one over the ivy walls. He also threw out the first pitch at a White Sox game.