Now that Justin Fields appears to be ready to back the U-Haul up to the Ohio State campus as a transfer, let the speculation begin on who the next Buckeye quarterback will be.
Will it be the former five-star recruit Fields, or the former National Gatorade Player of the Year Tate Martell?
This of course all works under the assumption that Dwayne Haskins is likely headed to the NFL. Unless, that is, you believe Fields made this decision without consulting the future NFL first rounder with whom he is friends and has worked out with on several occasions.
It also assumes that Fields can get a hardship waiver and not have to sit out a season under the NCAA’s graduate transfer rules. But those things aside, things are set up for an interesting 2019.
Fields vs. Martell. It’s not exactly Ali vs. Frazier, but if you’re a Buckeye fan, it might be close.
On one hand you have Martell, who is about as dynamic as they come on the ground. We spoke to the 5-11, 210 lb. sophomore-to-be right after the Rose Bowl in a bit of a premonition of sorts, getting his thoughts on a potential Fields transfer and what that meant for next year. He had some sharp, yet interesting points to make.
But we digress and look at both contenders.