Early in August, Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields announced to reporters that he would be switching to a vegan diet. After only about a month on the diet, Fields and Buckeye coaches alike have noticed changes in Fields to indicate that the diet has paid off.
Ohio State offensive coordinator Kevin Wilson was quoted as saying, “He made a commitment, because he wanted to be a little bit leaner, wanted to take care of himself even better, wanted to be faster, he just made a commitment to a style of diet – not that that’s the perfect diet, that was the one he wanted,” Wilson said. “What’s neat is that our nutrition people here were also able to complement, where every day even within our program, we might have steaks and chicken or whatever going on for a meal, he has the meals set for him that we’re able to provide, which I think is pretty cool. We have a couple kids that are actually doing that. That’s just how they want to eat, I think that’s awesome.”
Some NFL players who have also adopted a vegan diet are Cam Newton, the player who is the reason behind Fields wearing the number one. Also, Tom Brady switched to a vegan diet. Seeing the longevity that he has achieved it is a very good sign for the long-term career of Fields.
All signs coming from the Ohio State camp is that Fields has worked like a madman during the quarantine and is coming back in the best shape of his life.
After a crushing loss against Clemson in the College Football Playoff Semifinals, it is clear that Fields is determined to bring the national title back to Columbus.
Along with this, going into the season he is one of the frontrunners to win the Heisman Trophy. It appears that this season we could be seeing Justin Fields facing off against Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence for both the Heisman and the National Championship.
Seeing Lawrence knock him out of the playoffs, be the frontrunner to win the championship, Heisman, and be the number one overall pick has clearly lit a fire under Fields this season and he will be a man on a mission when the Buckeyes resume play.
With his diet making him leaner and seeing the effects that it has had on other players, there is a chance that we could see Fields become more of a threat in the running game and make him a more durable player. These both will be crucial for the Buckeyes in the 2020-2021 season as he will be shouldering much more responsibilities in the offense than he did last season.