dplank wrote: ↑Mon Feb 12, 2024 3:31 pm
Well, agree on the first part. On the second part, you're missing my point. When you say stuff like "Hey, look at Mahomes as proof that we should replace Fields with a new QB because great QB's drive Super Bowls" - the obvious corner that you've painted yourself into here is this idea that you have to "out QB people to win a super bowl", which by simple logic in today's Mahomes landscape means "land a QB better than Mahomes or you're screwed". We watched the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th best QB's go down - so "Top 5" doesn't seem to matter if you have this approach, it's 1st or bust. And I believe that this is a fools errand. And the better move is to build strength all over the field and beat him as a team, not by trying to "out QB the new GOAT". So I'd keep Fields and build a monster ass defense and kick ass OL/running game that keeps Mahomes off the field. SF almost pulled it off with this methodology. I'm accepting that we aren't going to out QB Mahomes and focusing on an alternative way to achieve the goal we all want.
Frankly, if not for an absolutely elite defense, KC isn't making the SB either.
I'm actually not in the "Fields must go!" camp...but I have to admit, after spending a great deal of time pondering all this, I have come around to Poles' way of thinking.
Urlacher was a little harsh in his assessment of the overall situation--but that doesn't mean he's wrong. If you're still having questions about youir QB after three seasons, then he's probably not the guy. If you have a chance to draft one of the most touted college QBs ever, and replace someone who may not be the guy...then you do that, eight days a week, and twice on Sundays.
And the main reason I keep on this stuff, keep bringing it up...is because it's gonna happen. Poles is going to draft Caleb Williams...maybe Maye, or maybe Daniels...and he's going to trade Fields. THAT is what's going to go down, and it doesn't matter if we love the idea or hate it. I firmly believe it's what's in the cards.