After not being able to beat out Jake Fromm for the starting quarterback job at Georgia in 2018, former 5-star recruit Justin Fields opted to transfer to Ohio State.
With Dwayne Haskins off to the NFL Draft and backup Tate Martell transferring, the path is clear for Fields to become the Buckeyes’ new starter — assuming he gets a waiver to play right away in 2019.
On Wednesday, Fields went as far as to say that Ohio State has a “more player-friendly environment” than Georgia:
Justin Fields isn’t discussing the specifics of why he left Georgia or his case for eligibility, but said he is hoping to receive a decision “soon” and feels Ohio State has a “more player-friendly environment” after one month here.
— Dan Hope (@Dan_Hope) February 6, 2019
Now, this somewhat comes off as sour grapes, as Fields left after one year of not being able to beat out a sophomore quarterback who did absolutely nothing to lose his starting job.
The only question that remains for Fields now is whether he’ll get to play in 2019 or whether the NCAA makes him sit out a year.