Ohio State QB Tate Martell's cryptic tweet appears to be aimed at Justin Fields
Tate Martell isn’t messing around when it comes to Georgia quarterback Justin Fields.
Recently, rumors have been swirling that Fields, a former 5-star prospect, is eyeing Ohio State has a potential landing spot if he decides to transfer out of Athens. Reports claim that Fields is “enamored” with new head coach Ryan Day and what the gunslinger might be able to do in the Buckeyes offense.
But Martell, Ohio State’s current backup, has sent a message directed at Fields on Twitter.
“Word of advice,” Martell wrote Friday. “Don’t swing and miss…especially not your second time.”
word of advice:
– don’t swing and miss
… especially not your second time
— TATE MARTELL (@TheTateMartell) December 22, 2018
Could this just be a general message? Of course. But Martell liked two tweets that were in response to his official message which connects the statement to Fields.
Below are the responses that Martell liked on Twitter:
Is this a message to Fields?
— Billy Grimm (@Mr_BillyTheKid) December 22, 2018
My mans is saying dont transfer schools and get beat out again! 😂😂😂 love this kid! Lets go bro! #Tateshow
— Coach Wo❌ack (@coachWhoa) December 22, 2018
Fields would obviously be a huge addition to Ohio State’s roster. But, if Dwayne Haskins was to leave for the NFL, Martell would be the No. 1 contender to Fields for the starting job.
It could create a pretty interesting dynamic in the quarterback room if Fields does commit to Ohio State.
Martell played in six games for the Buckeyes this season, completing 23-of-28 passes for 269 yards and a touchdown. He was an effective runner as well, totaling 128 yards and two scores on 22 carries.
Things could get really interesting in Columbus this offseason, especially if Fields does leave Georgia and winds up at Ohio State.