Justin Fields never played for Urban Meyer during his two seasons at Ohio State, but he could have the opportunity to do so at the next level with Meyer taking the head coaching job in Jacksonville and Fields officially declaring for the 2021 NFL Draft.
The Jaguars will be taking a quarterback with the first-overall pick in April, and while all signs point to that quarterback being Trevor Lawrence, there’s still a chance Jacksonville could rate Fields higher and call his name instead of Lawrence’s. Interestingly enough, Todd McShay and Mel Kiper Jr. recently said that Fields should return to Ohio State for another season to develop his game more and be the clear-cut best quarterback in the 2022 draft class.
No matter the direction Meyer and Jacksonville elect to go, Fields is confident that the man formerly in charge of the Buckeyes will have success during his first stint in the NFL.
“Coach Day recruited me, but I mean I’ve heard great things about coach Meyer and the way he coaches,” Fields told TMZ. “So, I wouldn’t be surprised if he had great success down in Jacksonville.”
Fields was also asked to share what separates himself from Lawrence when it comes to being the top quarterback prospect in the 2021 draft class. While Fields played it simple by not dishing on Lawrence, he did state that he thinks he’s the better quarterback between the two.
“I’m not going to put out there what I think makes me better because I don’t want to cause any controversy. But, of course, you have self-confidence that you’re the best player in the nation.”
We’ll know soon enough which quarterback Jacksonville has atop its draft board when they call one of their names in April. Both quarterbacks are primed to have strong careers at the next level, but that coveted first-overall selection is something they’re both after.