Bears QB Justin Fields nominated for FedEx Ground Player of the Week

Bears quarterback Justin Fields has emerged as one of the NFL’s most dangerous run threats. And, for the second consecutive week, he’s earning recognition.

Fields rushed for 147 yards on 13 carries and two touchdowns in Sunday’s loss to the Lions. It was his second straight game of 145-plus rushing yards. He rushed for an NFL-record 178 yards in Week 9 against the Dolphins.

It earned him a nomination for FedEx Ground Player of the Week for the second straight week.

Fields has 749 rushing yards through the first 10 games. Not only does that lead the Bears (Khalil Herbert with 643, David Montgomery with 434), but it’s sixth best in the NFL.

“He’s got tremendous speed and he’s very strong,” said Bears coach Matt Eberflus, via ChicagoBears.com. “He steps on guys pretty fast. He doesn’t do a lot of wiggling once he gets into that defensive backfield. He puts on the gas and does a good job. He understands angles and speed.”

Fields is on pace to eclipse 1,000 rushing yards on the season. Michael Vick and Lamar Jackson are the only other quarterbacks to achieve that feat.

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Story originally appeared on Bears Wire