A new head coach or offensive coordinator might choose Justin over the quarterback draft field.
Head coach Matt Eberflus and offensive coordinator Luke Getsy are on the hot seat. Their record indicates that. What we are seeing on the field weekly also indicates it.
The defense has gotten better and Poles did hire Eberflus. There is a chance he survives. Getsy might be the scapegoat since Fields has struggled this year in part because of Getsy.
The offensive coordinator has tried to get Fields to play like Aaron Rodgers. Just because Getsy coached Rodgers does not mean he developed him. It also means there is not going to be another Aaron Rodgers as he is one of those rare talents.
Also, that is not Fields’ game.
Yet, here is Getsy calling 20-plus screen passes against Minnesota because he was scared of their blitzing defense. He probably did not trust Fields to read a slant route. Screen passes were probably his thinking of forcing the ball out of quickly.
It feels like he does not like coaching Fields because he cannot run his scheme.
To his credit, Getsy has altered the offense to fit Fields’ talents. The problem is the alteration is temporary.
There is an assumption that a new head coach will want his guy at quarterback. There is also the fear that if Eberflus stays and hires a new offensive coordinator, it will be Fields’ third offensive coordinator. It would be better in that instance to just all over then with a new QB1.
What is being missed is there is a chance a head coaching candidate or offensive coordinator prospect could wow in the interview and in the process state he wants to keep Fields.
We know Miami head coach Mike McDaniel liked Fields a lot when the Dolphins came to town last season. McDaniel is not available, but it is an example that we should not rule out someone wanting to work with Fields because he has flaws.