Tushar Patel | @TusharPatel87
Late Monday Night it was reported by USA Today’s reporter Dan Wolke that the five star QB Justin Fields is intending to transfer from The University Of Georgia.
Obviously the report could not have come at the worse time with the early signing period just 24 hours away.
Later the same evening, there was another report from Dawg Nation that a member of Georgia QB Justin Fields’ family. It stated “We have not made any decisions.”
Fields had practiced with team on Monday as team is getting ready for the Surge Bowl vs Texas.
So lets look at what would cause people to think his transferring.
He (Fields) put his name on a portal. What that means, is that you’re telling other schools that you’re thinking about transferring. I think he just did it to keep his options open so if he does in fact decide to transfer, he is able.
In my opinion, I don’t think he will end up transferring. I might be wrong but it’s my opinion. If he dose decides to transfer, he would have to sit out a year which means he would miss the entire 2019-2020 season unless he can get a waiver from NCAA. I don’t see him getting the waiver because he played in more than four games. By doing so, he didn’t get Redshirted.
I’m thinking he will stay at UGA and play backup to Jack Fromm for one more season and then when he goes to the draft next year it will be his team and he’ll get chance to prove what can he do.
Until then, he will wait it out and play sparingly like he did in his Freshman season, work on his game, get better and compete. But you never know, its football you’re always one play away from playing.
Lastly let me finish by saying this to the UGA fan: If Justin Fields wants to transfer, respect his decision. He is a great young man from everything we hear about him. He is doing what he feels is best for him and his career and we must respect that.