From J.T. Barrett to Dwayne Haskins, and now to Justin Fields. After spending his freshman year at Georgia, Fields decided to transfer to Ohio State when they were in need of a quarterback. In 2019, Fields and head coach Ryan Day had the Buckeye offense rolling.
Fields played in 14 games in 2019 and threw interceptions in just two of them. He began the season by throwing 16 touchdowns and no interceptions over his first five games. In the Big Ten Championship against Wisconsin, Fields finished 19-31 for 299 yards and three touchdowns.
Fields’ worst performance of the season came in the CFL semi-final against Clemson where he was picked off twice. At the end of the season, he was named a Heisman Trophy finalist after throwing 41 touchdowns and just three interceptions.
The Buckeyes averaged 46.9 points and 529.9 yards per game last season. Wide receiver Chris Olave will be back along with Garrett Wilson and freshman Julian Fleming, who was the No. 1 recruit in the Class of 2020. With strong weapons around him once again, Fields is in for another monster season.
With being said, let’s take a look at three predictions for the junior quarterback in 2020.