Justin Fields believes Urban Meyer can have 'great success' in Jacksonville
Justin Fields never had the chance to play under legendary head coach Urban Meyer. By the time the quarterback arrived in Columbus, there was a change in leadership within the Ohio State program and Ryan Day was taking over the program.
Fields was recruited by Day and played under the young head coach, missing Meyer by one year. But the Ohio State quarterback believes that three-time national championship coach has to potential to enjoy a good amount of success in his new role as the head coach with the Jacksonville Jaguars.
“Coach Day recruited me, but I mean I’ve heard great things about coach Meyer and the way he coaches,” Fields told TMZ. “So, I wouldn’t be surprised if he had great success down in Jacksonville.”
Meyer has been incredibly successful at every stop, never having a losing season at Bowling Green, Utah, Florida or Ohio State. He won three national titles and was always considered one of the best coaches in college football.
The NFL, undoubtedly, will be a different animal for Meyer. He’s never coached in the professional ranks and it’s not an easy transition to make. Still, Fields has plenty of confidence that Meyer can do some great things with the Jaguars, and it won’t surprise him if that’s what happens in Jacksonville.
Fields declared for the 2021 NFL Draft earlier this week after two seasons with the Buckeyes. He’s expected to be a high selection in the first round this year.