Instant Impact Player
Fields displayed some inconsistent play in 2020, but we have to consider that Ohio State had several games canceled, and the Big Ten's stringent Covid-19 protocols being a factor in how a team can practice and how that might play a role. Fields put on a show against Clemson in the CFP Semifinal, showing the elite level accuracy that was consistent in 2019. He is a near-lock for the number two overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft.
Other Considerations If Available:
Best Available OT or Best Available QB or Best Available WR or Trade back
The Jets need a lot to improve their roster moving into the 2021 season, and by drafting a QB with a rookie contract, they can quickly find themselves in prime position. The Jets have a favorable cap situation heading into a year where the $198M cap in 2020 could drop to $175M because of losses in 2020 due to the pandemic. The Jets can go a few different ways; they could trade the pick away for Deshaun Watson, they could stick with Darnold, trade back, and grab a WR. The other puzzle for the Jets is which of the QB's projected to be available at number two is the best option, Ohio State's Justin Fields or BYU's Zach Wilson?