What might have been? Georgia fans can't help but think of Justin Fields watching Florida game
Aside from Mark Richt, the name that regularly comes up from Georgia fans when the Bulldogs struggle, especially on offense is Ohio State QB Justin Fields, the Georgia transfer who was on the same roster with Jake Fromm.
As Georgia struggled on offense against Florida on Saturday and eventually replaced Stetson Bennett with D’Wan Mathis, Fields’ name again surfaced on social media. Bennett was 5-for-16 for 78 yards with a touchdown and interception when Mathis came in during the third quarter.
Fields is leading the Buckeyes into College Football Playoff contention, and completing 87 percent of his passes entering Saturday’s game with Rutgers. In two games, Fields has passed for 594 yards and six touchdowns with no interceptions.
Here’s a sampling of the reaction:
The head coach’s job is to identify the best players. Justin Fields is LIGHT YEARS better than any QB in this program’s history, let alone Fromm. 2017 has me bearing on 2018 and beyond. Kirby likes safe. Period.
— OpinesJM (@OpinesJM) November 7, 2020
I know Kirby kicking himself for letting Justin Fields walk
— H (@HaroldJ_59) November 7, 2020
Letting Justin fields go for jake Fromm was top tier stupidity i know Kirby smart wish he can have that decision back.
— Social distancing expert (@pablocapalot5) November 7, 2020
Kirby Smarts entire coaching career will be summarized by letting Justin Fields leave
— Obi-Wan (@xConCowx) November 7, 2020
This Georgia team would be unstoppable with a quarterback like … Justin Fields …
— LTDans (@CodyReed2222) November 7, 2020
— Men O Scarlet & Gray (@ChadsInTheShoe) November 7, 2020
How mad is Georgia right now that they started Jake Fromm over Justin Fields?
— Anthony 🐅 ✪ (@WhoDeyTony) November 7, 2020
Do you think Kirby Smart tries to avoid seeing a single highlight of Justin Fields? I know we’re beating a dead horse now, but I just can’t get it. Unbelievable. Georgia’s QB is a former walk-on named Stetson Bennett III.
— Kyle Rowland (@KyleRowland) November 7, 2020
I wonder if Justin Fields would have started for Georgia this year.
— Kevin Harrish (@Kevinish) November 7, 2020
The day Justin Fields committed to Georgia, kirby should have told fromm to transfer….
This is all on him
— BJ (@southside_BJ) November 7, 2020
Just thinking about how Justin Fields could be playing qb for Georgia right now pic.twitter.com/bDluH0HIO7
— Mr. Nobody (@E_Harris58) November 7, 2020