Never underestimate the significance of the word former. In this case, it applies to former NFL general manager Michael Lombardi. He shared an asinine tweet about Justin Fields and the Chicago Bears Tuesday afternoon.
Check it out:
Lombardi is suggesting that the Chicago Bears are no better off with Justin Fields than the Houston Texans are with Davis Mills.
The Texans hold the No. 2 pick in the 2023 NFL Draft. They’re believed to be in the quarterback market. Meanwhile, the Bears have committed to Justin Fields as their franchise passer.
Lombardi appears to have an axe to grind with Fields for reasons unknown to me. It’s scary to think a former NFL executive can be this misguided in quarterback evaluation. What’s worse is he once served as the Cleveland Browns’ general manager and the director of player or pro personnel for multiple organizations. Yikes.
Justin Fields has been the target of bizarre speculation since the Chicago Bears secured the No. 1 pick in the 2023 NFL Draft. Lombardi isn’t alone in the fraternity of ‘formers’ who’ve come after the Fields. Former New York Jets GM Mike Tannenbaum infamously said Chicago should trade Fields and select Bryce Young with the first pick.
Perhaps, Lombardi and the cast of misfit GMs should reassess their evaluation skills.
Chicago Bears fans should thank the football gods for not having a decision-maker like Lombardi inside Halas Hall. While a general manager can’t be right all the time, egregious errors like his assessment of Fields are what set franchises back for decades.
For now, try to enjoy Lombardi’s commentary for the comedy it is.