Ohio State QB Justin Fields makes announcement on 2021 NFL Draft
It was a fun two years in Columbus, but Justin Fields’ time at Ohio State has come to an end.
Monday morning, Fields announced with a post on social media that he has declared for the 2021 NFL Draft. His decision comes after spending the last two seasons with the Buckeyes and posting a 20-2 career record as the starting quarterback.
Fields was expected to make the announcement at the end of the season. He is considered one of the top quarterbacks, and overall prospects, available in the 2021 NFL Draft.
Next Chapter. pic.twitter.com/Q4iWJop4WI
— Justin Fields (@justnfields) January 18, 2021
This season, Fields led Ohio State to the national championship, but the Buckeyes came up one win shy of hoisting up the trophy, falling to Alabama 52-24. OSU ended the year 7-1.
Fields threw for 2,100 yards and 22 touchdowns with 6 interceptions and rushed for 383 yards and 5 scores in 8 games this season. He finished the year completing 70.2% of his passes for the Buckeyes.
With Fields under center, Ohio State won a pair of B1G titles and reached the College Football Playoff twice after a two-year absence from the four-team field. In 2019, Fields was a Heisman Trophy finalist after throwing for 3,273 yards and 41 touchdowns with just 3 interceptions — with 2 of those coming in the Fiesta Bowl loss to Clemson.
Fields also rushed for 484 yards and 10 touchdowns that season as Ohio State enjoyed a 13-1 campaign.
Per multiple mock drafts, Fields is expected to be one of the Top 10 players selected in the 2021 NFL Draft and would likely be a Top 5 pick.