2. Tate Martell is still very good
Martell wasn’t anywhere near the prospect or talent that Justin Fields was coming out of high school, but he was still expected to be a great fit for the Buckeyes.
A baller with great running skills and the type of dual-threat abilities that fit Ohio State, the offense can work with him under center. He’s more than good enough and talented enough to put up big numbers for a strong offense.
Is he Dwayne Haskins? No. Is he Fields? No. But it’s not like he’s going to give up the gig just because the superstar talent is coming in.
This is going to be fascinating.
It’s part of the deal going to an Ohio State, a Georgia, or a place like Alabama, Clemson, etc. – they’re always going to to after the most talented players as possible to replace you. Martell was supposed to be one of those players, too.
He hit 23-of-28 passes for 269 yards and a score, and ran for 128 yards and a touchdown in his limited time – he’s not just going to hand the gig over the Fields.