Tim Tebow praises growth of Justin Fields, discusses where he stands vs Trevor Lawrence in race for Heisman
In the Buckeyes first three games, Fields, a junior, has been almost perfect, completing 87-percent of his throws for 908 yards and 11 touchdowns. At 72 completions in 83 attempts on the season, he has the same number of touchdowns as he does incomplete passes and no interceptions. Field’s quarterback rating is a superlative 222.38 while averaging 302 yards a game.
Tebow, the former Florida Gator, compared Fields—last year’s third-place finisher—to Clemson’s sensational Trevor Lawrence, who led the 2018 Clemson Tigers to a national championship and took them back to the national championship game last season, where the Tigers fell to the LSU Tigers.
Clemson’s Lawrence has had playing problems of his own after being forced to sit out two games as a consequence of the strict Covid-19 protocols in place across the country. Through six games, still double the number Fields has played in, Lawrence is completing 71-percent of his passes for 1,833 yards and 17 touchdowns against zero interceptions. He’s averaging 305 yards per game and has a 178.57 quarterback rating of his own.
Tebow said the differences between the two stars were minor.
Third-ranked Ohio State is playing its first top ten game of the season this Saturday in Columbus against the Indiana Hoosiers. The game kicks off at noon EST on FOX.