Justin Fields To Throw At Second Pro Day; 49ers Expected To Attend

After considering the prospect of throwing for teams again, Justin Fields has decided to do so. The high-end draft target will throw for teams again April 14 on the Ohio State campus, Matt Barrows of The Athletic tweets.

49ers staffers are expected to attend the session, according to Barrows. This comes after Fields’ previous pro day, March 30, overlapped with a Mac Jones throwing session at Alabama. Kyle Shanahan and John Lynch opted to watch Jones throw, while 49ers assistant GM Adam Peters observed Fields’ workout. This time, it should be expected the top two 49ers power brokers will watch Fields in Columbus.

The 49ers shook up the draft by acquiring the Dolphins’ No. 3 overall pick. They made no secret of the fact the move was for a quarterback. Shanahan said late last month he was already comfortable that three QBs in this year’s draft could be the 49ers’ long-term answer. While it is uncertain if Fields is one of them, the talented passer agreeing to another pro day would point to him believing that is not the case.

Three-plus weeks ahead of the draft, the 49ers have been linked most closely to Jones. Fields will attempt to boost his stock with the 49ers and with other QB-needy teams next week. The two-year Buckeyes starter was once believed to be the 1A option behind only Trevor Lawrence, but Zach Wilson has likely surpassed him — being the favorite to go to the Jets at No. 2. Fields could be waiting a bit come draft night, though considering his talent and several teams’ need for a long-term quarterback solution, the 22-year-old talent’s floor likely remains high.

It is uncertain if Trey Lance, who was also believed to be considering another showcase, will follow Fields and throw for teams a second time. No private workouts are allowed this year, marking the second straight offseason that is the case. Shanahan and Lynch admitted they stayed away from North Dakota State’s pro day in order to avoid tipping their hands. Lance’s workout took place before the 49ers acquired the No. 3 pick.

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17 comments on “Justin Fields To Throw At Second Pro Day; 49ers Expected To Attend

  1. mrshyguy99

    Everyone want fields or lance but it telling when your two top dogs picks to see Jones over fields pro day and just send other guys to see him

  2. RyanO

    If fields starts to slide I could see the bears making a move up the board

    • jay13

      I have a hard time believing any of these top QBs fall past the Broncos at 9. That goes for any team picking them.

      The fact Fields is having a 2nd pro day does get you thinking he is not getting as much momentum as he may want.

      • davidkaner

        Atlanta might trade out with a team like Denver or Washington. If not, Detroit at 7 with 2 QB’s available, could get very interesting.

    • cubsnomore

      If Fields gets picked by the Bears he’ll pump gas until next years draft.

  3. tedtheodorelogan

    Has anyone from the 49ers organization linked them to Jones, or just some reporters trying to get clicks?

  4. Bill Jasper

    If the 49ers have zeroed in on Jones, Fields throwing the ball in shorts and a t-shirt isn’t going to change their minds.

  5. Very Barry

    If you guys believe Mac Jones is going #3 to the 49ers ….. I got a bridge in Brooklyn to sell you ….. The Jets will be making a HUGE mistake taking the BYU kid #2. He can’t make his living with his legs. He ain’t ready to play right away. I keep hearing about how accurate he is and that he can make Aaron Rodgers type throws …. Hmmmm …… Did the BYU kid make any of those throws against a Power 5 team? Did he make any of those throws against a team where BYU didn’t clearly have the better O-Line? Hmmmm …… Yet everybody loves his tape from the pandemic year. The year before his tape wasn’t so good. …. Yet the Jets are taking this kid #2???? Mitch Trubisky? Blaine Gabbert? Carson Wentz, Jared Goff, Jameis Winston, Marcus Marietta, Blake Bortles, Tua! These are a few of the dudes over the past few years who this time of year we were told were “franchise” quarterbacks who would be under center the next 15 years. Me thinks the Jets are taking Fields #2.

    • phenomenalajs

      Trey Lance didn’t play against any Power 5 competition at NDSU, either. Wentz went to the same school and should turn his fortunes around in Indy. Josh Allen saw similar competition to Wilson at Wyoming, but he seems to have done well for himself in Buffalo.
      That said, I would have rather the Jets traded the #2 to the Panthers for the #8 and firsts and seconds. I think building around Sam might’ve been better than starting over but what do I know?

  6. MileHighFan

    Not sure how throwing the ball overcomes the whispers about his work ethic. Physical skills are just one of the things needed to succeed in the NFL.

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