‘So Bizarre’- Bill Simmons Shocked at Justin Fields Criticism

Published 03/30/2021, 11:29 AM EDT
Jan 1, 2021; New Orleans, LA, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes quarterback Justin Fields (1) celebrates after a touchdown pass against the Clemson Tigers during the first half at Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports


The 2021 NFL Draft is scheduled to begin on April 29th in Ohio, Cleveland. As always, this year’s draft event will be a 3-day affair. The theme for this year’s draft is definitely quarterbacks.

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The likes of Trevor Lawrence (Clemson Tigers), Zach Wilson (BYU), Trey Lance (NDSU), Mac Jones (Alabama Crimson Tide Football), Kyle Trask (University of Florida), Sam Ehlinger (Texas Longhorns) and Justin Fields (Ohio State Buckeyes) are all expected to go in the 1st round of this year’s draft.

Jan 1, 2021; New Orleans, LA, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes quarterback Justin Fields (1) attempts a pass against the Clemson Tigers during the first half at Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports

Fields was one of the top prospects heading into the 2021 offseason. He threw for 2,100 yards with 22 passing TDs against 6 interceptions in 8 games last season.

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However, he has reportedly fallen behind BYU’s Zach Wilson. The latter is reportedly the first-choice option for Robert Saleh’s New York Jets.

With Trevor Lawrence all but set to emerge as the 1st overall pick to Jacksonville Jaguars and Wilson to the Jets, will Justin Fields be moving to The Bay?

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Will the San Francisco 49ers move in for Justin Fields?

GM John Lynch and coach Kyle Shanahan made a strong statement by trading up to acquire the 3rd overall pick at the 2021 NFL Draft from Miami Dolphins last week.

They gave up 3 future 1st-round picks and a 2022 compensatory 3rd-round pick in order to move up the draft.

But critics and analysts remain unconvinced about Fields in the build-up to next month’s event. But popular American sports analyst and writer, Bill Simmons, opined otherwise.

“People keep nitpicking on Justin Fields, it’s so bizarre… if he drops to 15th the Patriots, I might need medical treatment they’ll need to carry me out of the house. What else do you look for in a QB,” Simmons said on The Ringer podcast.

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Fields has thrown for 5,701 yards with 67 passing TDs against 9 interceptions while playing for the Georgia Bulldogs and the Ohio State Buckeyes. He led the Buckeyes to the CFP National Championship final earlier this year.

But they were outplayed by Nick Saban’s Alabama Crimson Tide Football Team. The 49ers have an important decision to make at #3 overall, whether they move for Fields, it will be interesting to see how the situation works out for the under-pressure quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo.

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Daniel Arambur is an NFL writer and content strategist for EssentiallySports.With more than 1,000 articles, he is one of the senior writers in the NFL cohort at ES. A mass media graduate from the University of Mumbai, Daniel has found the perfect blend of vocation and passion in the sports content niche.

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