After watching an NFL-record 12 players selected during the first four rounds of the 2016 NFL Draft, Ohio State will be able to lean on starting quarterback J.T. Barrett for support as the Buckeyes embark on the upcoming college football season with new faces all over the field. And Barrett gives them a chance to win it all.
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But how good is the Buckeyes' signal caller? Is he the best quarterback in the country? Let's take a look at his numbers.
During his two seasons in Columbus, Barrett has accumulated 3,826 yards and 45 touchdowns in the air, adding 22 additional touchdowns on the ground. Keep in mind - he missed the final three games of 2014 due to injury. He also missed two games this past season, and tallied less than five passing attempts in four more. Oh, and he split time with Cardale Jones last year, too. That's a lot of missed time for such an impressive stat line.
Barrett is known to be quite the leader, too, and that has never been more evident than it was during OSU's title run in 2014. Despite going down with injury against Michigan, he finished the season completing 64.7-percent of his passes for an average of nine yards per completion and a total of 2,834 yards and 34 touchdowns in the air. He also finished the year with 11 rushing touchdowns, proving that he's a true dual threat. His quarterback rating of 169.8 helped set the Buckeyes up for a memorable run, one they'll never forget.
There are a handful of extremely talented quarterbacks in the country, but not many have a resume like this.
What do you think, college football fans? Is J.T. Barrett the best quarterback in the country?