I’ve seen nothing from Fields that changes my initial impression. I would have passed on him in the 2nd round as well. He just isn’t an NFL caliber QB IMO. I still think there is a much higher chance he’ll be out of the league in 4-5 years vs being a good QB.
Mac Jones, on the other hand, is another discussion.
If we could ever get fully healthy with the entire o-line together, and both J-Will and Swift, you might be right. The Lions offense actually has about 8 starting spots filled for next year. The problem is the 3 empty spots are at very important positions that are QB#1, WR#1, and WR#2.
Imagine how dangerous the running game would be if we had any threat of a passing game.
At least with Fields we’d have something to look forward to.
I’m not sold on Fields yet at all, I saw some glimpses of potential vs the Steelers on MNF though. But, I do appreciate a QB that can keep the chains moving with his feet. If you’re going to have young, inexperienced, tiny WR’s like we do, you had better have a QB than can take off and run when no one is open. That’s one of the main problems with Goff, a strong wind blows him over in the pocket. You can hide some talent issues with a dual threat QB.
I feel like this is an unnecessary rabbit hole. If you replace Goff with Fields this season do we win a game or two or three. I say yes, we do. Its not I think Justin Fields is great right now, he’s learning (and I do think eventually he’ll be a premier QB), instead its Goff has been an absolutely terrible QB for us. Worm burning throws, taking too long in the pocket, no ability to scramble. Fields, even with all of his inexperience, would probably have gotten us one win by now. Maybe 3? Goff is playing like a rookie with the fumbles, running out of his protections, bad throws, late reads etc.
I don’t care for Fields either, but if I had to pick between He or Goff??? It’s Justin every time !
Goff has mental issues or some chit , he thinks 4 yard throws are just awesome, but he can’t complete a pass half the time, I don’t know what he’s doing when trying to read defenses, or our WR’s. and he throws to WR’s that have no idea the football was coming their way…