Somethings tells me that Justin Fields and Tate Martell don't exactly like each other. We do know that Fields is a fan of his sister, however.
Justin Fields doesn’t follow Tate Martell on Instagram, but you bet he follows his sister. pic.twitter.com/jbiJwHNKQW— Jack McGuire (@JackMacCFB) January 7, 2019
Fields' transfer makes sense for both Fields himself and head coach Ryan Day's offense. Fields was stuck behind Jake Fromm at Georgia and wouldn't start next season. Day's scheme is better suited to a player who can sit in the pocket and chuck it downfield, and the 5-11 Martell doesn't have the arm talent or pocket presence of Fields.
I asked @TheTateMartell if he'd consider transferring: "Why would I leave for somebody that hasn’t put a single second into this program yet? I’ve put two years of literally working my ass off into something I’ve been working for and a dream I’ve had my whole life."— Bill Rabinowitz (@brdispatch) December 30, 2018
That first meeting between Martell and Fields is going to be as awkward as they come. Still, Martell might have one year to prove himself if Fields isn't given immediate eligibility.
With Tate now choosing to transfer from Ohio State (likely), one can't help but assume Fields played a critical role in that decision.