Chris Mortensen had a simply awful take when describing Justin Fields and why there might be some concerns about his arm.
The NFL Draft is almost here and some of the best experts out there are delivering golden insights for the top players. Well, that most certainly wasn’t the case here on Tuesday, though, as ESPN’s Chris Mortensen was talking about Justin Fields and delivered quite the comment.
Basically, Mortensen suggested that since Fields was a stud baseball player in high school and was hoping to play at Ohio State, it may have had a negative impact on his mechanics throwing the football. Is he serious?
Justin Fields has plenty of doubters leading up to the 2021 NFL Draft
Where to even begin with this take. For starters, Fields is coming off a sensational year for Ohio State and there’s no doubt he’s a great dual-threat quarterback. Whether with his impressive right arm or fast wheels, he’s always bound to put on a show with the ball in his hands.
On top of this, why is playing baseball such a bad thing for NFL quarterbacks? Guys like Patrick Mahomes, Russell Wilson and others were star baseball players before making their way to the NFL. Both Wilson and Mahomes have done pretty well for themselves you could say, as the two are among the best quarterbacks in the game and have already won a Super Bowl.
While Fields won’t be the first signal-caller taken off the board, with that honor expected to go to Trevor Lawrence, the assumption is he won’t have to wait too long to hear his name called in the first round. A team is about to get a stud quarterback with loads of potential. Fields will also be ready to prove many of his doubters wrong, including Mortensen.