Three key members of the New York Jets’ brass will attend Justin Fields’ pro day, but one prominent member will not be present.
Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields – one of the top prospects in the 2021 NFL draft and a potential option for the New York Jets – will be holding his pro day in Columbus today.
According to Albert Breer of Sports Illustrated, three members of the Jets’ organization will be present (the maximum limit – no more than three are allowed), but one notable team leader will not be in attendance.
It's Justin Fields Day! In Columbus today …
• Jets GM Joe Douglas, ass't GM Rex Hogan, OC Mike LaFleur.
• 49ers ass't GM Adam Peters, college scouting director Ethan Waugh, QBs coach Rich Scangarello.
• Falcons GM Terry Fontenot, HC Arthur Smith, OC Dave Ragone.
— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) March 30, 2021
General manager Joe Douglas and offensive coordinator Mike LaFleur will get to see Fields in person, but assistant general manager Rex Hogan is making the trip instead of Saleh.
Early in the morning, this decision prompted speculation among Jets fans regarding whether the move was a sign that the team is leaning toward Zach Wilson (whose pro day Saleh did attend), but NFL Networks’ Peter Schrager cleared the air with some essential context.
Ohio State Pro Day today. Jets GM Joe Douglas, ass't GM Rex Hogan, and OC Mike LaFleur will be representing the Jets.
Wouldn’t read anything into Robert Saleh not making the trip to Columbus; his wife is due to give birth to their seventh child any day now.
— Peter Schrager (@PSchrags) March 30, 2021
Saleh and his wife are expecting their seventh child any day, explaining the head coach’s absence. There’s nothing to take away here regarding the Jets’ interest in Fields versus Wilson.
According to Breer, Fields’ workout was designed by former NFL quarterback John Beck, who also orchestrated Wilson’s workout. Fields will go through a 65-throw script that primarily focuses on his ability to get rid of the ball quickly – one of the top concerns that scouts have about his game. Many eyes will be fixated on Fields’ 40-yard-dash time as well.
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