This offseason, the Chicago Bears have some tough decisions to make, both within their coaching staff and the roster.
Two of those decisions will come when the team figures out the future of cornerback Jaylon Johnson and quarterback Justin Fields.
Johnson is coming off a career year, and will likely be staying put on a long-term contract. Fields' situation, meanwhile, is up in the air. The Bears could choose to trade Fields and draft Caleb Williams at no. 1 overall in the 2024 NFL Draft, but would that solve the real problem?
Johnson doesn't think so. In fact, on a recent podcast episode from "All Facts No Brakes" with former NFL receiver Keyshawn Johnson, the Bears cornerback didn't hold back on his thoughts.
Jaylon Johnson made it clear that coaching has been the main problem when it comes to Justin Fields
"It's tough for me and him (Fields) having different coordinators, different coaches, different regimes come in and out, and I think it's hard to truly adjust as a young quarterback," Johnson said.
"I definitely, for me, can see the talent he has and the throws he can make, the accuracy.
"Going in and saying, 'Oh, well just get rid of him. He's not the answer' ... I don't think that's it. I think it's kind of taking the easy way out and making the coaches not taking accountability."
Those are some pretty strong words from the Bears cornerback. He blatantly asked for the coaching staff to take accountability, and you know what? He's right. Luke Getsy was just another example of an offensive coordinator not allowing Fields to play to his strengths.
"I think he has not had the opportunity to truly be developed yet, now going on his third coordinator in his fourth year," Johnson said.
Johnson makes a valid point. Putting a young quarterback in a situation where he's on his third offensive coordinator in four years is simply not fair, nor is it smart. This is how the Bears ruin players, and namely, quarterbacks.
Toward the end of this bit, Johnson also hinted at the fact that he'd like to see the Bears add more weapons for Fields.
"We definitely need more, I feel like, as far as playmakers and guys to put him in the best position."
He's not wrong.