Because there are two sides to every deal?
Maybe Spielman wanted to sign Cousins to an extended deal but Cousins wouldn't go for it and the deal that was struck was the deal the two sides could agree to.
You're reading a lot of motivation into relatively little information.
If we both agree Newton in his prime was better than Cousins is now (which I do agree with), then I think we can both agree that Spielman blew it and should have gotten the deal done to move up and get Fields if Spielman shared that same assessment. That would tell me that Spielman either didn't share that same assessment of Fields, or he's content with Cousins as-is and isn't as focused on finding the QB hero to lead the team to the promised land.StumpHunter wrote: ↑Tue Jul 20, 2021 1:27 pm I agree, he didn't try hard enough if Fields is the next Cam Newton, a QB much better in his prime than Cousins will ever be. Lets hope Fields isn't that good or the next 5 or 6 seasons are going to be rough. It is the Bears though, so my guess is he will be more like 2021 Cam than the 2015 one.
Since neither of us know what the Vikings were thinking on draft day or before, all we have is the outcome and the fact that trade wasn't made.
I'm not going to say that. Newton was very good when he came into the league, and not just as a running QB.
I hope we can both agree that Mond wasn't a bad consolation prize from this last draft and the moves that Spielman made. He wasn't as hyped up as Fields, but all things considered I think he provides almost the same value prospect at the position, was overall more consistent in college (and consistently improved throughout his college career), and won't be under immediate pressure to rescue the franchise and take it back to relevance like Fields is likely to be under in Chicago.