LeSean McCoy: “Bears fans, he’s [Justin Fields] only thrown the ball over 20 yards once this whole year. If you want to win, you keep talking about putting pieces around him— the real piece should be this… Go out there and get a quarterback. Obviously you’re going to have a first round draft pick, go get one of those young boys coming out, Ohio State, Alabama, there is a couple guys. Go out there and get you a quarterback and then you add pieces around HIM, a guy who can throw the ball, please. If you want to win in this game you’re quarterback can’t keep running around like this, he’s going to get hurt. I played with a guy named Michael Vick. Michael Vick could throw the ball but when he would run a lot he would get nicks: hand, shoulder, his rib. So let’s stop running as much and throwing. If not, he’s young, fast, and elusive, but the injuries start adding up. Bears fans don’t kill me, go get you a quarterback.” (Full Segment Above)
Watch former NFL running back star turned sports analyst LeSean McCoy explain why he thinks the Chicago Bears should move on from second-year QB Justin Fields and draft another starting quarterback this offseason, as McCoy doesn’t think Fields has a long-term future in the NFL as a daring scrambler with limited throwing abilities.
Fields is having one of the greatest seasons in league history running the ball, totaling 834 yards on the ground in just 11 games, but he’s completing less than 60% of his throws and is on-pace for a sub-3,000 yard passing season for a 3-8 Bears team.
Check out the segment above as well as the video below as McCoy proclaims that Fields ‘can’t throw’ and that those ‘weapons’ around the league that fans think the Bears should equip Fields with won’t want to play with a guy who can’t get them the ball.