Could Justin Fields transfer after the Big Ten canceled the 2020 fall football season?
Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields won’t get another opportunity to lead the Buckeyes to the College Football Playoff for a shot at a National Championship. On Tuesday, the conference made the decision to cancel the 2020 fall football season. And now the rumors are starting to swirl about the possibilty of a Justin Fields transfer to a school where he could play this season.
Obviously, one option for Fields would be to simply enter the 2021 NFL Draft. He’s already widely considered the No. 2 quarterback behind Clemson’s Trevor Lawrence. But at the same time, Fields was one of the vocal leaders of the #WeWantToPlay movement on social media as players campaigned to try and make a 2020 season happen.
And when the Big Ten handed down their decision, Fields had a three-letter response to the development.
So with the ACC, Big 12 and SEC pushing forward with having a 2020 college football season, that opens the door for Fields to potentially transfer to a school that would allow him to play another season, further proving his talent and possibly improving his draft stock even more.
Many college teams would welcome a Justin Fields transfer with open arms.
While a Justin Fields transfer would have to move quickly given the timetable for eligibility and enrollment set down by the NCAA, there aren’t many teams that would turn him away. You could make the argument that any team that isn’t the Clemson Tigers would welcome the arrival of such a talented quarterback.
But looking at the landscape of the three Power 5 conferences that are still planning to play and the potential needs at quarterback, these six teams rank as the best possible landing spots for Justin Fields if he does end up electing to transfer.