People eager to say Fields sucks cause he wasn't producing 250 yards through the air.
So would Goff, Cousins, Mills, Smith, and any number of mid-teir QB'sIf the 49ers had selected Fields, they would be the SB favorites. Shanahan would wear teams out with his versatility. With that offensive line and those weapons, he would attack defenses at all three levels inside and outside the numbers. Imagine the mesh point decision for a defender with Fields and CMC together.
Purdy is doing a nice job, but it’s already obvious he struggles to throw the ball outside the numbers much like Jimmy G. Almost every completion is short or medium range right in front of his face. Lucky for him, he’s had Kittle, Deebo and CMC scooping up those crossers and slants. When you can run the ball down an opponents throat, pass protect, deploy legitimate weapons, have a great scheme and an outstanding play caller, positive things tend to happen.
Fields would be amazing on that team.
I believe his point was that Kyle Shanahan's offensive innovation coupled with the offensive weapons on the 49ers team would massively benefit from a multidimensional QB (such as Fields, Lamar Jackson, Josh Allen) over Brock Purdy or more orthodox pocket QBs (like Goff, Cousins, etc.) It stands to reason the potential for a game-breaking, playmaking, versatile QB was the primary allure that caused Shanahan to bet the farm on the Trey Lance trade. He wasn't looking for a Mac Jones-esque game manager like Jimmy G or Brock Purdy or a traditional pocket passer because he could have possibly traded for one of those. Instead, he went all-in big on Trey Lance (and might have whiffed?). I'd imagine if Justin Fields had showcased his agility, speed, and running ability on top of his prolific passing in college, Shanahan would've probably picked JF. Just a guess though.So would Goff, Cousins, Mills, Smith, and any number of mid-teir QB's