Chicago Bears head coach Matt Nagy was impressed with rookie quarterback Justin Fields, who toughed it out and played through most of Sunday’s game against the Las Vegas Raiders with a hyperextended knee.
“His toughness was great, it was awesome,” Nagy said, according to ESPN’s Jeff Dickerson. “So that’s all. That’s the No. 1 thing I’m taking out of this, is his toughness.”
“I knew I hyperextended it,” Fields said. “I was just trying to see if I could get up and I was just able to walk off the field and then after a while I could start feeling my strength getting back, so I was just trying to see how stable it was and seeing if I could run on it.”
Fields managed to throw his first NFL touchdown, a pass with tight end Jesper Horsted. Fields would throw for 111 yards in the 20-9 victory.