Oklahoma has won the last two Heisman Trophies with transfer quarterbacks. Could the Sooners add another in former five-star recruit Justin Fields?
The No. 2 overall prospect from the Class of 2018 has informed Georgia that he intends to transfer, according to a report from USA Today’s Dan Wolken.
Fields could ultimately change his mind and opt to sit behind Jake Fromm for (likely) one more year in Athens. Or, he could find another blue blood in need of a quarterback and go from there.
According to ESPN’s Mark Schlabach, Oklahoma is among a trio of teams Fields may consider transferring to, along with Ohio State and Florida State.
If Fields has to sit out the 2019 season, his road to starting for the Sooners could be tough. He’d have to unseat a returning starter — likely Austin Kendall or Tanner Mordecai — and the No. 1 quarterback in the Class of 2019, Spencer Rattler.
However, Wolken also wrote that Fields could seek a waiver to become immediately eligible. If that happens, Fields would be the heavy favorite to land Oklahoma’s starting job should he choose to play in Norman.
It’s also worth noting that Ohio State is the early favorite to land Fields, according to a report from Kyle Rowland of the Toledo Blade.
Fields played in a reserve role for the Bulldogs this year but was excellent when given opportunities. He completed 27 of 39 passes for 328 yards and four touchdowns with no interceptions. He also rushed for 266 yards and four scores on 42 carries.
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