Fans on Twitter still can’t believe Georgia once picked Jake Fromm over Justin Fields.
Justin Fields threw four touchdowns in the first half of the Sugar Bowl and even bounced back after taking a huge shot to the ribs. That gave his Ohio State Buckeyes a 35-14 halftime lead over Clemson.
Fields playing well also accomplishes the goal of college football fans continuing to wonder why the Georgia Bulldogs didn’t make him their starter when they had the chance. Jake Fromm won the job in 2018 and Fields ended up transferring in 2019. Even NFL safety Tyrann Mathieu had to chime in on the matter.
WTH was Georgia thinking letting him walk….
— Tyrann Mathieu (@Mathieu_Era) January 2, 2021
Fans react to Fromm over Fields
Fields showed up to Georgia in 2018 as a freshman, so it is fair to see why he was not initially put in ahead of Fromm. But still, losing him was a tough blow and starting him right away could have changed things for the program.
On nights like these, it’s important to remember Kirby Smart essentially chose Jake Fromm over multiple years of Justin Fields
— Justin Toscano (@JustinCToscano) January 2, 2021
Georgia went with Jake Fromm over this guy
— Stan Smith (@StanSmith_KXII) January 2, 2021
How good must Jake Fromm have been in practice??? Must’ve put on a show every week!
Sorry … still not over it.
— Corey Clark (@Corey_Clark) January 2, 2021
The Ohio State quarterback has emerged as a top player in his class and is set to be the second quarterback taken in the 2021 NFL Draft after Trevor Lawerence. Meanwhile, Fromm is Buffalo’s emergency quarterback.
Georgia let that man walk out the door bc of Jake Fromm …. Fireable offense
— Slaydro (@TheTrackMamba) January 2, 2021
Justin Fields woulda certainly beat out Jake Fromm in a QB competition right? lol https://t.co/RKVGKiIzBd
— DeVante' Brown (@jordyns_marine) January 2, 2021
[eyes roll back in my head] 3 yards per attempt higher than Jake Fromm’s 2019 season https://t.co/DMbztmfUKo
— And a Matt B New Year (@MattBerry05) January 2, 2021
Fields showed up to Georgia as a top recruit and was supposed to lead the program to great things. His transfer changed that and fans are left wondering how well the Bulldogs would have done in 2019 and 2020 is he never left.
Justin Fields is having a great game. Jake Fromm is trending. Earth is healing.
— FQ Ohio State (@FQOhioState) January 2, 2021
Kirby Smart should have be fired when he chose Jake Fromm over Justin Fields
— GEORGIA, VOTE (@WChandlerBlack) January 2, 2021
Justin Fields is playing so well that Jake Fromm is trending. Kirby's gonna be 80 and still answering questions about that decision.
— Chris Wright (@CWrightSDS) January 2, 2021
Georgia was never necessarily bad with Fromm under center. But fans want a national championship and while he got close, he couldn’t light it up like Fields is doing Friday night.