Chicago Bears QB Justin Fields comments on his Atlanta Falcons fandom

Nov 13, 2022; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields (1) runs with the ball against the Detroit Lions during the second half at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Matt Marton-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 13, 2022; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields (1) runs with the ball against the Detroit Lions during the second half at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Matt Marton-USA TODAY Sports /
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There are so many talented football players in the college ranks and the NFL who grew up in the state of Georgia, so unsurprisingly, the Atlanta Falcons’ week 11 opponent, Justin Fields, is another one on the list.

Justin Fields is early in his career and he will already be playing the team that he has spent most of his life cheering on. It will certainly be a weird feeling for him on Sunday afternoon.

Chicago Bears QB Justin Fields grew up watching the Atlanta Falcons

The Chicago Bears are traveling to Atlanta to take on the Atlanta Falcons in week 11 and their starting quarterback will have extra motivation to leave the city with a win.

Justin Fields grew up in Kennesaw, Georgia. He went on to join the Georgia Bulldogs before transferring to Ohio State where his football career took off. He went on to be one of the top quarterback prospects in the 2021 NFL Draft and with the Falcons holding a top-five pick and having an aging quarterback, there were plenty of links between the two sides.

Obviously, the Falcons went a different direction by drafting Kyle Pitts while the Bears traded up to take Justin Fields with the 11th-overall pick.

Certainly, Fields was a little disappointed to not be drafted by the team he grew up rooting for, but things happen for a reason.

Now, he is preparing to take on his childhood team in order to keep his team’s playoff hopes alive. He recently commented on growing up as a Falcons fan:

As it says above, Justin’s dad had season tickets to the Falcons game and he grew up as a huge Julio Jones fan, who can blame him? 

This game will mean a lot to both sides. The Falcons and Bears hope to keep their playoff hopes alive, while Justin Fields is going to want to make his hometown team regret passing over him. It will be an interesting game, that much is certain.

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