Justin Fields runs 4.44-second 40-yard dash

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Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields showed off impressive speed at Ohio State’s Pro Day.

Fields was clocked in 4.44 seconds in the 40-yard dash, a rare time for a quarterback.

According to Pro Football Reference, only three quarterbacks have run faster 40s at the Scouting Combine since 2000: Robert Griffin III, Michael Vick and Reggie McNeal.

Of course, running 40 yards in a straight line is hardly the most important ability in a quarterback, and it’s Fields’ arm, not his legs, that makes him a first-round prospect. But NFL teams are bound to be impressed by that 40 time.

33 responses to “Justin Fields runs 4.44-second 40-yard dash

  1. if I’ve said it once I’ve said it 1000 times, never draft an Ohio State quarterback

  2. Pro Day 40’s are always blazing fast for the player. Historically, it’s safe to add 0.05-0.1 seconds to all players Pro Day 40.

  3. this and his unbelievable performance at the College championship playoffs, yet for some reason he’s been tagged with the reputation of sucking. I think it’s ridiculous how his stock has plummeted since the season ended to like the 4th or 5th QB taken?? and I hope because of this he ends up on a strong team, because he’s going to be a superstar in this league. Don’t believe the hype. draft this kid!

  4. Anyone notice that without the combine, pro day times have been insanely fast this year???

  5. BUST written all over him and I’m Buckeye fan . This kid doesn’t seem to see the field very well .

  6. I’m an Ohio State fan and even I say be wary of Buckeyes QBs. That said, he’s really a Georgia QB transfer. Had he not been nearly killed in the Clemson game he would be the consensus 1A behind Sunshine Ronny Bass. However, he cannot operate under pressure right now and I don’t know if that is fixable. It’s a crapshoot. He’s a stellar athlete with a big arm and great wheels but its his football IQ that’s a question: can he throw guys open? Can he read a defense? Can he get through his progressions? He has the potential to be great, but I think the he needs to go to a system with a coach/coordinator who can develop him.

  7. “Can he pass?” Perhaps some of you meatheads need to watch an occasional college game. “Don’t draft Ohio State QBs.” He started at UGA & you’re dang right I’m claiming Joe Burrow 🙂

  8. I had only seen highlights of him until I watched the entire Ohio State vs. Northwestern game. Can’t get that game out of my head. Made me think “just another typical Ohio State quarterback.”

  9. He could run 5.2 as long as he can read a defense and see the field in the face of rushing NFL D-linemen. That’s the most important stat and unfortunately the one stat that is virtually impossible to measure.

  10. That 40 time shows a real lack of patience as a runner, IMO. Jake Fromm really let blocks develop in front of him when he ran his. Smart move by my Dawgs to barely play Fields.

  11. It’s not how fast he runs, but can he run at top speed for 80 yards without stumbling over his own feet.
    Looking at you, Daniel Jones.

  12. The question on him is can he throw into tight windows. He has all the other intangibles but when forced to throw in tight windows he has looked average. In the NFL that is all you have to throw into. Mac Jones has the same question mark.

  13. josh plum says:
    March 30, 2021 at 2:09 pm
    Ok, but can he throw??

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    Did you not see him dropping bombs on Clemson?

  14. There are some great young quarterbacks out there but I think Fields and Jalen Hurts are the future of the NFL. If he ends up on an AFC team you will be seeing Fields vs Hurts in multiple Super Bowls.

  15. Elite physical talent from his arm to his feet. His eyes and his head are the only question marks, and I don’t they’re as pronounced as people are making them out to be. This kid is going to be good.

  16. I love the people saying he’s going to be a bust because he went to Ohio State but then love Mack Jones who went to Alabama. Neither have historically had good QBs (what that has to do with anything puzzles me), but sound logic there, lol. By the way, the similar Oregon QBs can’t play axiom says hi. They now have the rookie TD record holder.

  17. erickgreynolds says:
    March 30, 2021 at 2:32 pm
    I’m an Ohio State fan and even I say be wary of Buckeyes QBs. That said, he’s really a Georgia QB transfer. Had he not been nearly killed in the Clemson game he would be the consensus 1A behind Sunshine Ronny Bass. However, he cannot operate under pressure right now and I don’t know if that is fixable.
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    the last game he played was AGAINST Trevor Lawrence AGAINST Clemson and was injured DURING the game before an audience of 30 million. and he unleashed one of the all-time great performances. How exactly do you define pressure????

  18. All-American Voltron says:
    March 30, 2021 at 3:05 pm
    the last game he played was AGAINST Trevor Lawrence AGAINST Clemson and was injured DURING the game before an audience of 30 million. and he unleashed one of the all-time great performances. How exactly do you define pressure????
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    Trey Sermon: 193 rushing yds, 1 TD.

    Hard to fail behind that, I think Fields had a little help while Lawrence was ALLL on his own out there.

  19. The 49er’s are either taking Justin Fields or Trey Lance at number 3. Bank on it.

  20. Really fast college QBs have never developed proper passing mechanics and ability to read defenses. They didn’t have to because their world class athleticism gave them a huge advantage against the vast majority of their peers. That ends when they hit the NFL. Sure they can make a splash early on in the NFL by running the ball, but that too ends either in injury or defenses figuring them out. Fields is one of these guys. If a team wants to emulate the Ravens and rely on a run based offense with a simple passing scheme, Fields would be a candidate. Otherwise they should steer clear.

  21. Fields was 22-28, for 385 yards, 6 TDs and 1 INT vs Clemson. He carried OSU in that game more than Sermon did.

  22. I think Fields is a much better passer than Lamar so if he goes to the right team I think he can be successful. I don’t see him being a Patrick Mahomes type guy though. However, OSUs offensive play-calling this year was puzzling. You just never know about these guys though. He’s probably the best OSU QB prospect in some time unless you count Joe Burrow. Too bad they couldn’t adapt their system for that kid. He was amazing and Urban benched him for Haskins. #smh

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