Senior quarterback J.T. Barrett has announced today that he will be returning to the scarlet and grey for the 2017-18 season. After a disappointing turn out against Clemson, J.T. must figure out his mechanics in the pocket if he hopes to have another shot at a Championship.
Ohio State’s clear leader will have the opportunity to groom his replacement Tate Martell next year as well. Look for J.T. Barrett to get back to the basics as he learns a new scheme under new offensive coordinator Kevin Wilson. Barrett was a Heisman hopeful in 2016 but with a ‘disappointing’ season in Buckeyes fans’ eyes, he will have a lot to prove in 2017.
Last season, Barrett had a career low in completion percentage at 61.5%. Contributing to this low were his final three games of the season. In his final two games of the regular season, he failed to complete more than half of his passes. In the Buckeyes’ playoff appearance, Barrett could not lead a scoring drive through 60 minutes of football.
J.T. Barrett should be the Buckeyes’ starting quarterback next season but the roster will have a lot of talent at the position. Barrett will be joined in competition by redshirt sophomore Joe Burrow, redshirt freshman Dwayne Haskins, and true freshman Tate Martell.