CFB columnist's tweet about Jake Fromm, Justin Fields reignites debate
Ohio State QB Justin Fields had another big night in a dismantling of Nebraska on Saturday night, throwing for 212 yards and 3 touchdowns and adding 72 yards and a score as a runner.
Naturally, every time Fields puts up numbers like that, some people are going to wonder if Georgia made a mistake choosing Jake Fromm over Fields.
On Saturday night, it was USA TODAY columnist Dan Wolken who reignited that debate with the below tweet:
I’m kind of surprised we aren’t talking more about the fact that Ohio State has a better quarterback than Georgia, given that Ohio State’s quarterback was at Georgia last year.
— Dan Wolken (@DanWolken) September 29, 2019
Naturally, that tweet from Wolken stirred up quite a bit of controversy in his mentions. Here are some of the replies he got to that tweet:
If he was better he would have gotten the start while at Georgia. Ohio state is good bit they haven't played anyone with a pulse yet. Let's see what happens against an elite defense.
— The DropOuts Podcast (@PodcastDropouts) September 29, 2019
Why is he better? Because he runs and does the stuff you find obvious? Fromm does so many things at the LOS of scrimmage that gets UGA into the best play possible and makes them deadly on offense
— Ollie Connolly (@OllieConnolly) September 29, 2019
Based on what? Don’t get me wrong, Fields has looked great, but think it’s a little premature. Let’s see how Fields does when he’s under pressure all game. He may do great, but he is untested. From is a proven winner. That we know.
— Matt Benson (@jasperdawgfan) September 29, 2019
And he couldn't beat out UGAs qb…. That should say something
— Greg Detweiler (@greg_det11) September 29, 2019
This is a clown take. UGA runs a different system than OSU and it's my opinion that the spread that OSU runs was always going to be a better fit for fields. UGA needs more of a pro-style pocket passer.
— Resurgens (@ResYrgens) September 29, 2019
It’s tough to judge Fromm and Fields side-by-side because they’re very different quarterbacks. We could just be happy for both players that they’re in systems that seem to utilize their talents very well.