Justin Fields reportedly is set to transfer from Georgia, according to a report from USA Today’s Dan Wolken. The transfer has not yet been confirmed. DawgNation spoke with Fields’ stepmother, and she said that no decision has been made on the matter.
“I’m not at liberty to discuss anything,” Jo Ann Claudrick Fields said via telephone Monday night. “We’re not confirming or denying anything. We haven’t made a decision.”
Fields most recently spoke to reporters following Georgia’s loss to Alabama in the SEC championship game. Here is a collection of what Fields told DawgNation after the game. This was the only time all season that Fields had spoken to the media. When asked point blank if he could guarantee he would be back at Georgia, Fields did not say yes.
- On if he could guarantee if he would be back at Georgia next season: “The season is not over so, I mean, we still have one more game left. So I am really going to come back on Monday and just practice and focus on the next game.”
- “I feel like coming here kind of I could have probably went some other places, but I feel like coming here has definitely made me a better QB. I feel like coming here like I didn’t want it to be handed to me like some other schools would have had. So I came here, and I’m just going to keep working.”
- “I’m motivated because I mean I’m a competitor. I want to be out on the field. I know there are places in my game where I need to get better at. I’m just going to keep getting better and keep improving.”
- On how he felt about being a Bulldog afterward: “I came here to win. Jake he had an incredible game today. It is almost like with me he needed to stay out on the field more. He had a great game. I mean I think definitely it was his best game of the season. My man was hot today.”
- On how he was used in the season: “I’m just happy that I can help my team, whether it be on the field, off the field. I’m just glad to help.”
- On his relationship with Jake Fromm: “Most people try to separate us and try to make us against each other, but we’re actually friends. He teaches me the offense, I ask him questions constantly. What would he do in certain situations. I just try to pick his brain because he’s a very smart quarterback. Probably the smartest quarterback I’ve been around. I just like learning from him and kind of just picking his brain.”
Fields served as the backup to Jake Fromm this season. The freshman quarterback was the No. 2 player in the country coming out of high school in the 2018 class. Fields is from Kennesaw, Ga., and played at Harrison High School. According to Wolken, Fields intends to apply for a waiver from the NCAA so he would be immediately eligible. If that waiver is not granted, he will have to sit out a season.
In his freshman season, Fields completed 27 of his 39 pass attempts for 328 yards and 4 touchdowns. He also rushed for 266 rushing yards and 4 touchdowns. Fields did not start a game, but he played in 12 of the 13 contests. Fields’ last play at Georgia could end up being the fake punt on fourth and 11 on Georgia’s next to last drive in the SEC Championship.
Georgia takes on Texas in the Sugar Bowl on Jan. 1.