Justin Fields had one of the greatest statistical seasons in the history of Ohio State football as a first-year starter in 2019 when he completed 67.2 percent of his passes for 3,273 yards while accounting for 51 touchdowns (41 passing, 10 rushing). There has not been much success over the years from Ohio State quarterbacks which should scare some, but Justin Fields is not like your past quarterbacks.
There have been 20 different quarterbacks since 1980 who led the team in passing and were great college quarterbacks, but this stat is insane.
The only quarterback of those 20 who started more than 5 games and finished with a winning record was Mike Tomczak. The wild thing is he was not even drafted.
The Ohio State QB history is so perplexing. Since 1980, they’ve had 20 different QBs lead the team in passing & list includes some elite college guys, but the only one to start more than 5 games and finish with a winning record in the NFL is… Mike Tomczak, who went undrafted.— 💫🅰️♈️🆔 (@ADavidHaleJoint) December 28, 2020
Fields helped lead Ohio State to the College Football Playoffs and threw for 1,521 yards and 15 touchdowns to just 5 interceptions. Fields is by far the best quarterback talent the Ohio State Buckeyes ever had and I think he breaks the mold. I mean you can see his athleticism in that clip above running a 4.4 forty!
Do you think Justin Fields can help the Buckeyes quarterback situation in the NFL change? I do!
NFL Draft Diamonds Scouting Notes
Justin Fields has a strong arm, has great placement and can kill you with his feet. I know people are overthinking the NFL Draft process, but look at what Fields has done against the better competition. Fields has 6240 career yards, 5273 passing and 867 rushing. Fields wants to throw the ball, he believes he is a passer and I do too. He has been doing a great job at Ohio State and his wide receivers are not on the same level as Trevor Lawrence’s. I think Zach Wilson is getting overhyped right now as well as Trey Lance. If the Niners do not take Fields at 3 and he is available they are making a huge mistake. – Damond Talbot, NFL Draft Diamonds, Owner