After graduating this past weekend, Ohio State QB Joe Burrow has announced he’s transferring.
After weeks of struggling with this decision, I have decided to leave Ohio State and explore other options. My teammates and coaches all know the love I feel for them. I will decide where I will play next year in the coming weeks.
— Joey Burrow (@Joe_Burrow10) May 8, 2018
Burrow was highly touted out of Athens High School, and redshirted his freshman season with the Buckeyes.
He then served as the backup QB behind Cardale Jones and J.T. Barrett since 2016. He looked poised to claim the top backup spot in camp last year, but suffered a broken hand, and lost the spot to Dwayne Haskins.
When Barrett was injured against Michigan in 2017, Urban Meyer turned to Haskins, not Burrow, practically sealing his fate.
After a strong showing in the Spring Game, Burrow told reporters “I came here to play. I didn’t come here to sit on the bench for four years, and I know I’m a pretty darn good quarterback.”
Good luck to you brotha! Appreciate you for making me better, see you at the top 🙏 https://t.co/aGUS8WpGE8
— Dwayne Haskins, Jr🌹 (@dh_simba7) May 8, 2018