NFL Draft: Chris Simms shows Buccaneers fandom with new pick

Justin Fields, 2021 NFL Draft option for the Buccaneers (Photo by Alika Jenner/Getty Images)
Justin Fields, 2021 NFL Draft option for the Buccaneers (Photo by Alika Jenner/Getty Images) /

There is no way Chris Simms isn’t a Buccaneers fan after his newest projections for the NFL Draft.

Chris Simms has been the king of hot takes so far this offseason, especially with quarterback evaluations, but his most recent mock draft for the first round of the 2021 NFL Draft is especially ludicrous for the Buccaneers.

As Mac Jones and his posse of firm internet defenders continue to inexplicably propel his draft stock into the top-five range, Justin Fields has started to slip in popularity in recent weeks. How the second most talented quarterback in the class has fallen so far is hard to understand, but one has to think this isn’t the real conversation going on in most locker rooms.

As fans and analysts try to pinpoint where these players will fall, Simms has published his most confusing mock to date, one that should be virtually impossible in every way. If you haven’t seen it yet, check it out here.

As you try and recover from the confusing scene in front of you, we have to ask: what on Earth was Chris Simms thinking? Justin Fields at 32 to the Buccaneers would be the best scenario ever, yet it is completely impossible from top to bottom.

For starters, Mac Jones at three is laughable. But that is on par at this point. After Jones, Trey Lance comes off the board at eight, and then 23 picks are made that pass on Justin Fields. During those 23 picks, plenty of teams that need future or current help at quarterback take running backs, inside linebackers, and wide receivers instead of the most important player on the field in this scenario.

We are all for Fields coming in to serve as the backup to Brady and eventually take up the mantle of franchise quarterback, but there is no way this actually comes to fruition. Perhaps Simms is a Bucs fan and is simply mocking what he wishes would happen, but in reality, the Bucs wouldn’t be able to trade up to the 12th overall pick to take Fields on Thursday night.

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Mock drafts are fun, but at a certain point, we have to wonder what was going on in the imaginary draft boards to make the craziness happen.

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