Justin Fields wants to play.
He made his feelings clear when he began his #WeWantToPlay campaign on Aug. 9, joining together with players from each of the Power Five conferences the next day with a united push to play football this fall with certain protections. Within a week, Ohio State's star quarterback created a petition that garnered 300,000 online signatures from those backing the Big Ten beginning a season this year.
And now, with a vote by the Council of Presidents and Chancellors on whether or not to play football this fall possibly coming later in the day or on Monday, he's going public with his desires again.
Fields reignited the #WeWantToPlay push on Sunday morning.
To my Big 10 brothers, do not be discouraged, trust the process and make your voice heard. Let them know #WeWantToPlay.— Justin Fields (@justnfields) September 13, 2020
what QB1 said https://t.co/nLFpB4ASpl— Baron Browning (@baronbrwnng) September 13, 2020
As a likely top-10 pick in the 2021 NFL Draft, Fields wouldn't have to play in this upcoming season to preserve his draft stock. However, it's become clear that instead of focusing on a professional career yet, he has a strong desire to play one more year as a Buckeye to chase a national championship.
In the next day or two, he and his Ohio State teammates should get an answer on whether or not the push for a fall season succeeds.