The on-again, off-again relationship between J.T. Barrett and the New Orleans Saints is back on, at least through the preseason. Barrett has signed a reserve/future contract with the team.
Barrett was signed to a contract by New Orleans as an undrafted free agent in May 2018 but was waived in training camp and signed to the practice squad. Thus began a four-month odyssey that saw him released and re-signed to the Saints' practice squad more than 20 times.
By signing a futures deal, Barrett locks himself into the team's 90-man roster for the summer. He still seems like a longshot to make the 53-man roster for next season, but at least he'll have another chance to showcase his ability.
Barrett was one of six players the Saints signed to futures contracts this week.
Barrett left Ohio State as one of the most accomplished quarterbacks in program history. He finished his career with 9,434 passing yards and 104 touchdowns while adding 3,262 rushing yards and 43 scores.
His 12,697 total offensive yards broke the previous Big Ten record set by Barrett's Saints teammate, Drew Brees.
A three-time first-team All-Big Ten selection, Barrett set more than 20 Ohio State records. He was also a third-team All-American as a redshirt freshman in 2014.