Georgia quarterback Justin Fields enrolled at UGA less than a month ago. He came to Athens as the nation’s top prospect and looks to battle Jake Fromm for the starting quarterback position.
Fields is now tasked with the challenge of being a college student and a quarterback for the team who just made it to the national championship. As you can imagine, that can’t be easy, but Fields said he’s leaning on his teammates for help and studying constantly to learn the playbook.
“It’s definitely hectic, of course,” Field said during the Touchdown Club of Atlanta’s Year End Awards Banquet on Thursday night, in which he was awarded Mr. Georgia Football. “But I talked to Jake (Fromm) and a few of the other offensive guys. They said it’s not that hard once you get it down, so I’m studying it every day and just trying to get it down.”
Fields is well aware of the competition at quarterback, and he embraces it. When he committed to Georgia, there were already two five-star quarterbacks on the roster in Fromm and Jacob Eason, who has since transferred to Washington.
“I’m most definitely excited,” Fields said. “I know I’m one play away and that I’m not going to start out as the number one guy. But you have to prepare each and every day … because, just like you said, I’m one play away.”