Some major news has dropped regarding Justin Fields, one of the top prospects in the 2021 NFL Draft class.
According to a report from Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, the former Ohio State Buckeyes star quarterback has informed teams that he has been managing epilepsy, a neurological disorder that can cause seizures.
Fields’ half-sister, Kennedy, suffered from epilepsy and died suddenly from a seizure when she was just 21 years old, according to Bleacher Report.
However, Fields has told teams that doctors believe he will outgrow it and that it has not impacted his football career at any point.
“It has not affected football & doctors believe he’ll outgrow it as his other family members have,” Fields reportedly said.
OSU QB Justin Fields has confirmed to NFL teams during the pre-draft process that he is managing epilepsy – a neurological disorder that can cause seizures, per me and @TomPelissero. It has not affected football & doctors believe he’ll outgrow it as his other family members have.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 21, 2021
This is major news regarding one of the top signal-callers and it will be interesting to see how it could impact Fields’ standing on draft boards across the league.
We will find out in just over a week.
The 86th annual NFL Draft will be held across three days from April 29 to May 1.
This year’s draft will be held in Cleveland, Ohio, incorporating FirstEnergy Stadium, the Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame, and the Great Lakes Science Center.