J.T. Barrett is coming back.
Ohio State redshirt junior quarterback J.T. Barrett announced on Instagram today his plans for 2017 – he’ll be returning to the Buckeyes for one more season.
This isn’t particularly surprising news – Barrett’s draft stock is fairly nonexistent – but it’s great news for Ohio State, which should contend for another playoff berth in 2017.
It’s bad news for the rest of the Big Ten – Michigan in particular – and the Buckeyes’ quarterback record book. Barrett should end his career at Ohio State with nearly every quarterback record at OSU and a potentially historical record against the Wolverines.
If Ohio State beats Michigan next November, Barrett will become the first quarterback in Buckeye history to start and win four games against That Team Up North.
Barrett’s previous victories against Michigan:
- 2014: Ohio State 42, Michigan 28 (Barrett got hurt in this game)
- 2015: Ohio State 42, Michigan 13
- 2016: Ohio State 30, Michigan 27 in double overtime
What will 2017 bring for Barrett and the Buckeyes? Plenty of more wins, probably.