It is understandable for anyone to have serious questions about Fields' future projection. I suspect these NFL professionals and media members are more than a bit blinded by Fields' bad habits and many errors to the point that they are unwilling to set a high value on the significance of his growth in 2023. It is important to note that at least 12 former quarterbacks have gone public in their belief, that Fields' growth is very real. The obvious difference between the QBs and others with lots of football knowledge is living life in the pocket versus being an observer. I believe this is a good example of knowledge versus wisdom.
It is not that I am trying to hold anyone's feet to the fire, just trying to discover what is really what and why, when it comes to Justin Fields. I cannot, honestly, say with absolute certainty that if I made a living in the arena of professional football or sports media where my living is attached to my opinions and insights I would not also be hesitant when projecting Fields' career in a positive direction at this juncture.
Given this context, it is understandable that these well-paid professionals who live off of their reputation are unwilling to embrace that Justin Fields' growth can be exponential as time goes on. What adds enormous amounts of fuel to the fire of siding with not keeping Fields is the perceived generational talent of Caleb Williams.