Why the Buckeyes have a great signal caller
The quarterback position should be a strength in the Big Ten this season. One of the best in the conference in 2019 is expected to be Ohio State's Justin Fields.
In fact, the signal caller comes in at No. 2 in Athlon Sports' Big Ten Quarterback Rankings.
Here's why: Not only does new coach Ryan Day have to maintain Ohio State’s dominance in the Big Ten, the first-year coach starts his career in Columbus having to replace a first-round pick at quarterback (Dwayne Haskins). However, Day’s quarterback room isn’t hurting for talent, despite the transfers of Tate Martell and Matthew Baldwin this offseason. Fields signed with Georgia as a five-star prospect during the 2018 recruiting class and received playing time in 12 games. The Georgia-native flashed potential in his limited snaps, completing 27 of 39 throws for 328 yards and four touchdowns and rushing for 266 yards and four scores on the ground. With Jake Fromm entrenched as the starter, Fields decided to transfer following the 2018 season. Talent certainly isn’t an issue for Fields.
How's the rest of the Big Ten looking? Check out our entire Big Ten Quarterback Rankings.
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