With J.T. Barrett finally retiring the scarlet and grey uniform it has left a significant void in the Buckeyes offense. The three hopeful replacements are Dwayne Haskins, Joe Burrow, and Tate Martell.
Some of you might remember Haskins from his comeback performance in replace of Barrett(injury) against Michigan. Ever since winning the backup quarterback job last season, Haskins has been seen as the frontrunner to replace Barrett.
Redshirt freshman Tate Martell had garnered much attention upon his arrival to Columbus. The former National Gatorade Player of the Year has yet to live up to the hype as of now.
That leaves junior Joe Burrow as the main threat to Haskins. Burrow has patiently waited in the shadow of Barrett longing for an opportunity to show what he can do. If the spring game carries any weight in the eyes of Meyer, than Burrow should be neck and neck with Haskins at this point.
The Joe Burrow Heisman campaign starts today. pic.twitter.com/e2UaC4ZARC— Bottlegate (@Bottlegate) April 14, 2018
During the game, Burrow proved to be the more consistent and polished quarterback of the group, completing 15-of-22 passes for 238 yards and two touchdowns. Haskins was not as efficient finishing 9-of-19 passing for 120 yards and two touchdowns.
If Burrow does not secure the starting spot, he has loaded up with enough classes to be a graduate transfer and take his talents elsewhere. Urban Meyer always seems to have an abundance of quarterbacks, so I'm sure he knows exactly how to navigate such waters.
Something tells me Ohio State will be just fine no matter who is under center.