Nothing is more aggravating than watching Atlanta Falcons fans, and other NFL fans talk about how “stupid” the Falcons were to take Kyle Pitts over Justin Fields.
Fields made his NFL debut on Saturday for the Chicago Bears. He played pretty well, completing 70% of his passes for 142 yards, with one touchdown and one fumble.
There is no regret by the Atlanta Falcons for taking Kyle Pitts over Justin Fields
It is simply ridiculous that people have already come to the conclusion that the Atlanta Falcons made the incorrect draft pick. We have not even seen either one of these guys take a single meaningful NFL snap, it is still preseason!
Sure, Fields had a great day against the Miami Dolphins, but it was one game against mostly backups.
Nobody is giving the former Ohio State Buckeye the rookie of the year award for one meaningless preseason game.
There is still a good chance that Andy Dalton is the starter for the Bears over Fields to begin the regular season but fans will ignore that. Some still find any dumb reason to criticize the Falcons’ decision to take one of the most talented players in NFL Draft history.
Pitts is going to be nothing short of incredible. Trevor Lawrence and Pitts were easily the two best prospects in the draft, and in the conversation for two of the best prospects of all time.
Yet here we are a week into the preseason when Pitts has not played an NFL snap and Fields has completed a whopping 14 passes!
Arthur Smith mentioned how the No. 4 overall pick would have taken a snap during the first game if he was not fully ready for the NFL.
"“Kyle is right on schedule, and if we felt like he was behind we probably would have put him out there,”"
That is some of the highest praise a rookie could ever receive.
If the Falcons drafted Fields, they would have a draft pick sitting on the bench not helping the team win. While having an offense that consists of Matt Ryan throwing to Calvin Ridley, Russell Gage, Hayden Hurst, and that is basically it.
What sounds better than that? Ryan throwing to Ridley, Gage, Hurst, and a generational talent in Pitts.
Nothing goes better than NFL fans and their obsession with making early judgments. It could take a decade to know which pick was correct.
The chances that Pitts turns into the best player at his position are significantly higher than Fields being the same. The chances that Pitts is a bust are much smaller than Fields being one.
Those fans who are already jumping to conclusions have either just started watching the NFL in the past year, or have learned nothing when it comes to overreacting to a single preseason performance by a rookie.