Trent Dilfer reveals that he told Justin Fields going to Georgia 'wasn't a good idea'
This offseason, former 5-star QB Justin Fields transferred from Georgia to Ohio State after failing to beat out incumbent Jake Fromm for the starting job.
It wasn’t too much of a surprise, given Fields’ talent and the fact that Fromm still has at least one more season before he’s eligible for the NFL Draft.
Ahead of the Super Bowl in Atlanta this weekend, Dawg Nation caught up with Super Bowl-winning QB Trent Dilfer, who said he cautioned Fields about going to Georgia (video shared on YouTube by DawgNation):
“I was probably the only guy that wasn’t surprised,” Dilfer said. “I told him it wasn’t a good move to go there. He’s a unique talent — one of the best I’ve ever seen. But these kids when they’re in high school think they’re just going to go in and beat out the stud who’s ahead of them. And Jake’s a great player. Jake’s not only a great player, he’s a guy who gets the most out of everybody around him.”
We’ll see if Fields finds success at Ohio State, but for now, Fromm is a star and is in no danger of losing his starting job.