‘Can’t Die Before Seeing Justin Fields’ – Gunshot Survivor Who Wouldn’t Die Before Seeing Fields Play Meets Chicago Bears QB

Published 07/20/2021, 8:50 AM EDT


It’s rare to find fans who would genuinely put their life on the line for their sporting idols. And it’s even rarer to find those who wouldn’t give up on their dream of meeting their favorite star even after being shot! But that’s just the case when it comes to a certain Chicago Bears fan. 

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Diehard Chicago Bears fan Scott Morrow was recently shot on June 20. Picking up a serious wound, Morrow’s life flashed in front of his very own eyes. But even then, the one thought that kept him going was seeing Bears’ rookie QB Justin Fields take to the field.

Alive and recovering from his serious wounds, Morrow featured on the Parkins & Spiegel Show to narrate his experience. “Within a couple of 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.

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Dec 19, 2020; Indianapolis, Indiana, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes quarterback Justin Fields (1) drops back to pass against the Northwestern Wildcats during the first half at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports

It is true, the Chicago Bears have been in quarterback purgatory for years. Among the handful of franchises who have consistently struggled to land gifted talent, the Bears finally believe they have gotten their man. 

While Justin Fields is yet to take to the field as a Chicago Bears player, the QB made sure to drop by and give Morrow a surprise. 

Chicago Bears rookie QB Justin Fields visits diehard fan 

With the 11th overall pick, the Chicago Bears drafted rookie QB Justin Fields of Ohio State. The former Buckeye has a lot to prove in the NFL, but it seems that he’s already got quite a solid fanbase in Chicago. 

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After Morrow’s story went viral, the rookie QB decided to the fan a visit along with his family. A surprise which surely put a smile on Morrow’s face who had to have his spleen and kidney removed. 

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Just met Bears rookie QB and future Hall of Famer @justnfields (as well as his lovely parents)! I can’t believe they came out to visit a little ol’ gunshot victim,” Morrow tweeted.

Gifting Morrow a Justin Fields #1 Chicago Bears jersey, the smile on the fan’s face said it all. 

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Shivayan Roy

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Shivayan Roy is currently an NFL writer at EssentiallySports. After completing his Masters Diploma in Journalism from the Asian College of Journalism, Roy functioned as a reporter for Goal.com and extensively covered the FIFA U-17 World Cup.

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