Butterfly Effect: What if Justin Fields never transferred from Georgia to Ohio State?

Justin Fields, Georgia Bulldogs. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
Justin Fields, Georgia Bulldogs. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images) /
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Jamie Newman, Wake Forest Demon Deacons
Jamie Newman, Wake Forest Demon Deacons. (Photo by Bryan M. Bennett/Getty Images) /

What does the start of 2020 look like?

As for Georgia entering 2020, it would have been all Fields, without question. Chances are he would have pushed Fromm to be an even better quarterback had he stayed. Fromm may have held on to his first-round draft stock had he had Fields in the quarterback room pushing him every single day. Georgia would be a favorite to win the national title this year with Fields as the starter.

As for Newman, he could have gone to Ohio State had Ryan Day gone the Bryant graduate transfer route or didn’t like what he saw out of Martell as his starter. Given that Newman is from the south, he may have stayed in the ACC to play at Miami for Manny Diaz instead of D’Eriq King. The Canes would be Coastal favorites this year and may have challenged Clemson in Charlotte.

Had Fields stayed, we’d be looking at a potential Clemson vs. Georgia national championship in 2020. Two elite five-star prospects from the same state duking it out for college football supremacy, who wouldn’t love that? Fields will likely face Lawrence for the national title this year, but it would have been Georgia over Ohio State in this alternative college football timeline.

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