Justin Fields: Legs felt heavy, so “tapering back” in practice

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Bears quarterback Justin Fields is on pace to set a new NFL record for rushing yards by a quarterback and all that running is impacting his practice schedule for this week.

Fields has run 62 times in the last five games, which is the most of any quarterback in the league and the 15th-most among all players. On Wednesday, Fields said he feels the toll of all the running in his legs and will be working more with trainers than doing sprints or other conditioning work as he goes through the practice week.

“I don’t even know if it was the hits; it’s just the running,” Fields said, via Patrick Finley of the Chicago Sun-Times. “My legs just felt heavy after the game. The guys on the strength staff said that my load has been pretty high, so I’ve just been doing a little bit of tapering back this week in practice. . . . I pretty much get that training during the game. I get that conditioning, extra work during the game, then recover during the week and get my body ready to go on Sunday.”

Fields’ recent success running the ball has given the Bears a more potent offense and the team will likely continue to make whatever practice accomodations are necessary for that to continue over the rest of the season.

12 responses to “Justin Fields: Legs felt heavy, so “tapering back” in practice

  1. It’s awesome watching him play but Poles has got to get play makers for him in 2023.

  2. If you can tough it out for one more week with the running . I have a big fantasy matchup this week . Thanks . Signed nothing better to do with my life .

  3. The Bears weren’t doing anything this year. The Vikings are completely overrated and will lose in the playoffs.

    Oh yeah, and the Lions are a complete abomination and pathetic.

    Future of the Bears looks brighter than any other NFCN team, that’s a fact.

    Also Justin Fields owns the Patriots and is better than Mac Jones and Zappe. LOL!

  4. “wardo says:
    November 17, 2022 at 9:32 am
    The Bears weren’t doing anything this year. The Vikings are completely overrated and will lose in the playoffs.

    Oh yeah, and the Lions are a complete abomination and pathetic.

    Future of the Bears looks brighter than any other NFCN team, that’s a fact.”

    Vikings will actually make the playoffs, while the Bears will pick near the top of the draft. Again.
    And to suggest that Chicago’s future will be better is laughable. Never mind that their recent draft record is awful, the comparison of current rosters between the Vikings and Bears is laughingly one-sided.
    Which receiving corps would you rather have?
    Which running backs?
    Which defensive players?
    The only debate between some would be at quarterback. And this is solely based on people thinking that Fields will develop into a better passer, which is no guarantee to happen, rather than how they currently play.

  5. Legs felt heavy. A running back complaining? Maybe you should do your job and pass the ball, idiot!

  6. Fields is on pace to be the next Bobby Douglas, the question is can he live up to Douglass’ career, ……….probably not.

  7. Just waiting here for all the comments from people who don’t watch actual Bears games about their brilliant takes.

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