If Chicago Bears wide receiver Darnell Mooney held onto Justin Fields' Hail Mary pass in the end zone, we might not be having this conversation.
The Fields criticism is on again after the Bears' loss to the Browns this past Sunday. Trade rumors about his future are basically everywhere, including Bear Goggles On.
But not everyone is done with Fields yet. Several players and analysts have come to his defense since the loss.
Legendary Bears linebacker Lance Briggs took a diplomatic approach to Fields' future and asked Bears fans for their opinion.
There's no denying Fields is well liked in the locker room. He's clearly able to be the leader of an NFL team. It just simply hasn't showed up in the win column. And that's the most important job of any quarterback.
This makes us beg the question: Do the Bears draft USC's Caleb Williams or UNC's Drake Maye, or do they keep Fields for one more season?
If Bears head coach Matt Eberflus is gone after this season, which looks like a real possibility, he would have to impress a new coaching staff and most lilkely fight for his spot.
We've seen Fields rush for 1,000 yards in a season. We've seen him scramble out of pressure and make magic happen. We've also seen him go 8-27 across three seasons and commit frustrating turnovers.
Whatever decision the Bears make on Fields, the locker room is rooting for him, which says a lot about Fields as not only a player but a person. The last three games left are a crucial opportunity for Fields to prove his worth and secure his future as the Bears franchise quarterback.
Out of the Bears three games left, none are against a team with a winning record. The Arizona Cardinals (3-11), Atlanta Falcons (6-8) and Green Bay Packers (6-8) are all winnable games.