NY Jets will be at Justin Fields’ second pro day on Wednesday

NY Jets, Justin Fields
NY Jets, Justin Fields /

It feels like a certainty that the NY Jets will select BYU quarterback Zach Wilson with the No. 2 overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft. But could someone like Justin Fields still be in play?

Possibly so.

Fields will be holding his second pro day on Wednesday after previously working out at Ohio State’s pro day in late March. And according to Sports Illustrated’s Albert Breer, the Jets will be in attendance.

It is worth noting that Fields’ Ohio State teammate, cornerback Shaun Wade, will also be working out at the event. And given the Jets’ need at cornerback, there’s every chance they’re showing up to watch him as well.

But Fields is obviously the more notable player, and it will certainly generate headlines as a result.

Could the NY Jets still consider drafting Justin Fields?

Following the trade of Sam Darnold earlier this month, the assumption has been that the Jets would select Wilson with the second overall pick. Most have referred to it as a foregone conclusion.

But does this change anything? Could the Jets still be considering Fields with that pick?

While Fields is an excellent quarterback prospect, it’s unlikely that this means much about the Jets’ interest in him. Again, they could simply be there to see more of Shaun Wade who could be a target on Day 2 or 3 of the draft.

Or it could be a classic case of due diligence, of which general manager Joe Douglas has become known for. Personally, I wouldn’t put much thought into the Jets attending this event on Wednesday.

Based on various reports from around the league, the Jets had already made their minds up prior to trading Darnold. The plan has been to draft a quarterback — and Wilson is the guy they want.

The Jets’ organization has been especially tight-lipped when it comes to leaks since Douglas took over leading some to believe that the Wilson speculation is a bit overblown. But then again, what would be the point of a smokescreen?

It’s not as if any team is going to leapfrog the Jets to grab their guy. There’s no harm in this information getting out.

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The Jets will be in attendance for Justin Fields’ second pro day on Wednesday. But that isn’t exactly something to read into.