Former Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett has hit another snag in his NFL career. After signing a reserve/future contract with the New Orleans Saints earlier this year, he’s now looking for a new home.
According to Saints beat writer Herbie Teope, Barrett is being waived by the Saints. Barrett was competing with Taysom Hill for the third-string quarterback position, but appears to have lost the battle.
Barrett signed with the Saints as an undrafted free agent in 2018 following a historic career at Ohio State. He spent his rookie season on and off the Saints’ practice squad before signing a reserve/future contract in January.
Saints waived QB J.T. Barrett, according to a source. Team now has three QBs on camp roster.
— Herbie Teope (@HerbieTeope) August 1, 2019
As a college player, Barrett led Ohio State to an 11-1 record in the 2014 season before going down with an injury against Michigan. Backup Cardale took the reins and led Ohio State to a national title in the first-ever College Football Playoff.
After starting only five games in 2015, Barrett returned as a full-time starter in 2016 and 2017. He would lead the Buckeyes to bowl wins in the Fiesta Bowl and Cotton Bowl, as well as another Big Ten title in 2017.
Barrett ultimately set over two dozen records at Ohio State, and several records in the conference before graduating.
The Ohio State legend has all kinds of options available to him now if he wants to continue his football career. Don’t think this is the last we’ve seen of J.T. Barrett on the field.