QB Justin Fields praises Jacksonville Jaguars HC Urban Meyer

Ohio State Buckeyes quarterback Justin Fields #1 (Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports)
Ohio State Buckeyes quarterback Justin Fields #1 (Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports) /

Justin Fields has good things to say about Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Urban Meyer.

Justin Fields is one of the top quarterback prospects in 2021’s draft class one the Jacksonville Jaguars would’ve targeted had they kept the second overall pick in this year’s selection meeting. The Jags’ will probably roll with Trevor Lawrence with the top selection, but the 2020 First-Team All-Big Ten has recently praised their Urban Meyer, their new head coach.

Fields said he’s heard great things about Meyer and how he coaches even though Ryan Day was the one that recruited him to play at Ohio State, via TMZ Sports. He added he wouldn’t be surprised if the head coach ‘had great success down in Jacksonville’.

In the same exchange, the former Buckeyes quarterback was asked if he was better than Lawrence. Fields said he didn’t want to start a controversy but mentioned he needs to have the self-confidence that he’s the best player in the nation.

The Jacksonville Jaguars could still draft Justin Fields.

Putting aside the Ohio State connection aside, the Jaguars could still take Fields with the first overall pick. Lawrence was the better player throughout his college career, but it’s too early in the process to peg him as the team’s top choice. Trent Baalke just got hired as the general manager on a permanent basis and even though he might already have started the evaluations, Jacksonville still needs to check all their options before they make a decision.

Moreover, Meyer recently said on a sit-down with the local media that he thought of the top pick in the draft, he thought of Lawrence, Fields, and BYU’s Zach Wilson. The ‘Jags’ are doing the right thing by casting a wide net when looking for their quarterback in the future. They don’t gain anything by narrowing down their choices at this stage of the process.

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The Jaguars could end up shocking everyone and take Fields in the draft. If that happens, the quarterback will be able to help Meyer have ‘great success’.