Dwayne Haskins has been spectacular so far this season for Ohio State football. The quarterback has led the Buckeyes to a 4-0 start, and has brought a new dimension to the offense.
Through the four games, Haskins is 87-for-115 for 1,194 yards, 16 touchdowns, and one interception. He's thrown for 300 yards in three of four games, and five touchdowns in two separate games.
The quarterback whose job he inherited, J.T. Barrett, was a great four-year starter for the Buckeyes. Urban Meyer has had numerous other great quarterbacks as well, including Braxton Miller at Ohio State, Tim Tebow at Florida, and Alex Smith at Utah.
It is early in his tenure, but Colin Cowherd thinks Dwayne Haskins may be the best quarterback Urban Meyer has ever had.
He is focused on NFL potential, but considering Alex Smith's lengthy career, which seems to be improving over the last few seasons.
Cowherd spoke to Joel Klatt about Ohio State at Penn State, and Haskins specifically:
From the clip:
"Klatt: You gotta deal with Dwayne Haskins. This Ohio State offense is one of the best Ohio State offenses I've seen in a long time."
Cowherd: This is the best quarterback talent Urban Meyer's ever had, including Alex Smith. This kid's the best talent he's ever had. J.T. Barrett, I loved. Chris Leak at Florida. These are good guys, college guys. This kid's an NFL quarterback. He'll play on Sundays.
Klatt: Pure quarterback acumen, he's the best Meyer's ever had, and that includes Tebow. And I think Tebow was a great competitor, and a great college football player, but this kid has immense talent.
Cowherd: This kid's good enough to face Saban and beat him. He's an NFL thrower. You can't be a system pocket guy. This kid could beat Nick Saban."
First, he has to beat Trace McSorley and Penn State. If Haskins pulls that off, Ohio State is one big step towards another College Football Playoff appearance, and a possible rematch with Nick Saban and Alabama.