Bears QB Justin Fields graduates from Ohio State

Justin Fields can add another accomplishment to his resume: college graduate.

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Bears quarterback Justin Fields graduated Sunday.

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Bears quarterback Justin Fields can add another accomplishment to his résumé: college graduate.

Fields graduated from Ohio State on Sunday with a degree in consumer and family financial services.

He left school after his junior season to enter the NFL Draft, but OSU said he continued his coursework through the athletic department’s degree-completion program.

A Heisman Trophy finalist in 2020, Fields was one of 191 Buckeyes past and present to graduate Saturday at Ohio Stadium.

Fields had a memorable second season in the NFL. His 178 rushing yards against the Dolphins on Oct. 6 were the most ever by a quarterback during the regular season. His 1,143 rushing yards in 2022 were the second-most by a quarterback, trailing Lamar Jackson’s 1,206 in 2019.

The Bears have been open all offseason about wanting him to become a better passer. On Saturday, offensive coordinator Luke Getsy said Fields was “light-years ahead of where he was” and “has a ton more to grow going forward.”

NOTE: The Bears signed veteran tight end Stephen Carlson, who started seven games between 2019 and 2020 with the Browns.

They waived offensive lineman Nick Amoah, safety Justin Broiles and tight end Damien Caffrey just days after signing them Thursday.

To take their place, the Bears signed defensive lineman D’Anthony Jones, offensive lineman Josh Lugg and defensive back Bralen Trahan. All three had participated in the rookie minicamp during the weekend as tryout players.

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