Urban Meyer on what he is hearing and seeing from Justin Fields: 'There's no stopping this guy'
Justin Fields is incredible. His talent and play on the field was evidence of that in 2019.
However, stats are stats. They can be misleading at times. And while Fields’ stats were indicative of exactly what he is (great), there is room to become even better.
Urban Meyer, who coached at Ohio State and is now an analyst, talked about Fields and what he has seen and heard about the current Buckeye quarterback on Monday on Big Ten Network:
“It was throwing, believe or not, that he came in as a dual-threat quarterback — he was a runner that threw very well — now, he is a quarterback that just happens to be Braxton Miller fast, is as electric of a runner as Braxton was,” Meyer said. “That’s what I’m hearing. That’s what I saw. He’s a little thicker than Braxton. What you have — (you wonder how) it’s even possible.
“You have a Braxton Miller athlete that throws like a Dwayne Haskins. And if that’s possible, you’re talking about arguably — you know, I know (Clemson junior quarterback) Trevor Lawrence is there and (junior tight end) Kyle Pitts from Florida who I personally think is the best non-quarterback player in America — you’re talking about the best player in America. If he can actually do what I’m hearing he can do, there’s no stopping this guy.”
Meyer put it best when he said, “You’re talking about the best player in America.” Again, if Fields is as athletic of a quarterback as they come while possessing a cannon for an arm, how do you stop that?
Meyer said, you don’t. It’s that simple. Braxton Miller was known for killing teams with his legs. Dwayne Haskins? His arm.
If you mesh the two together and that’s what Justin Fields is, well, then B1G defenses — and eventually College Football Playoff defenses — will not be happy.