Ohio State football star Justin Fields is going pro.
On Monday, January 18, the Buckeyes quarterback announced that he has officially declared for the 2021 NFL Draft.
Fields announced on social media that he would be forgoing his senior year of eligibility.
“Growing up, my ream was to one day play the game that I love at the highest level,” Fields said. “Now thanks to God’s grace and mercy, along with the help of you all, I am in a position to turn that dream into a reality. And for that reason, I am foregoing my senior year and declaring for the 2021 NFL Draft.”
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— Justin Fields (@justnfields) January 18, 2021
This season, Fields was 141-of-192 passing for 1,906 yards with 21 touchdowns and six interceptions. He added 316 yards and five scores on the ground while helping to lead the Buckeyes to the College Football Playoff National Championship against Alabama.
As for what’s next, we’ll have to wait and see.
With the NFL Scouting Combine and Pro Days up in the air due to the coronavirus pandemic, it will be interesting to see how scouts evaluate Fields and where he will ultimately land on draft boards.