Justin Fields Visits Bears Fan Who Said He Needed to Survive Gunshot to See Him Play

Adam WellsJuly 20, 2021

Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields works on the field during NFL football practice in Lake Forest, Ill., Wednesday, June 16, 2021. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh

Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields paid a visit to a fan who recently told a story about surviving a gunshot because he wanted to see the rookie play in a game for his favorite team. 

Scott Morrow, who lives in Chicago and was seriously wounded after being shot on June 20, posted pictures on Twitter of Fields visiting him and his family:

(っ◔◡◔)っ Scott Morrow, Yeti Enthusiast @scottjmorrow

Just met Bears rookie QB and future Hall of Famer <a href="https://twitter.com/justnfields?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@justnfields</a> (as well as his lovely parents)! I can’t believe they came out to to visit a little ol’ gunshot victim. Bear effing down! 🐻⬇️ Thank you, <a href="https://twitter.com/ChicagoBears?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@ChicagoBears</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/670TheScore?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@670TheScore</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/ParkinsSpiegel?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@ParkinsSpiegel</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/shane_riordan?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@shane_riordan</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/CEmma670?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@CEmma670</a> <a href="https://t.co/x4QUqY73Xu">pic.twitter.com/x4QUqY73Xu</a>

The visit came after Morrow appeared on 670 The Score's Parkins & Spiegel Show last week to explain he thought of Fields while being loaded into an ambulance after he was shot in the back near Humboldt Park. 

“Within a couple moments, I thought well, I’m 41, pretty much all of Chicago has gone our whole lives without even having great prospects for a franchise quarterback, I can’t die before seeing Justin Fields take the field, man," Morrow said. 

The 41-year-old added, "I don't plan to die before (Fields is) a Hall of Famer."

Morrow, who said he lost his kidney and a small portion of his pancreas from the gunshot, was also complimentary of the medical crew and doctors who helped keep him alive. 

The Bears selected Fields with the No. 11 overall pick in the 2021 NFL draft. They made a trade with the New York Giants to move up nine spots in order to select their potential franchise quarterback.