Skip to main content

Ohio State QB Joe Burrow Discussed Possibility Of A Transfer

A closeup of Urban Meyer during an Ohio State football game.

GLENDALE, AZ - JANUARY 01: Head coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes on the sidelines during the BattleFrog Fiesta Bowl against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at University of Phoenix Stadium on January 1, 2016 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Ohio State quarterback Joe Burrow has admitted that transferring out of the program is a possibility. The QB wants to start and it's quite possible that he won't be starting at OSU.

Burrow, Dwayne Haskins and Tate Martell are all competing for the starting position with the Buckeyes this season. Saturday, they each performed in the spring game. All three looked pretty good.

After the game, Burrow was asked about the possibility of transferring out of the program if he doesn't win the job. He was honest with his response.

Burrow says he does not want to transfer. It would be very difficult for him to leave a program he loves. However, he's been waiting to play, and if he can't play at Ohio State, it's going to be tough to blame him for wanting to go play somewhere else.

“It would be really hard for me to leave. I’ve put so much into this and I’ve put my heart and soul into it. If I were to leave it would be pretty devastating for me. But at the same time, I would understand how they went,” Burrow told reporters after the game.

Burrow is a potential grad transfer, meaning he could go somewhere else and play right away. Regardless of what happens, Urban Meyer has admitted that it needs to happen soon.

Ohio State's coach knows that he has to make a decision at some point in the near future so all of his quarterbacks understand the situation they're in.

"I’m actually going to meet with Ryan (Day) and Kevin Wilson today," Meyer said. "Monday we’re going to meet in earnest. I want to see all the data; everything that we did all spring. That helps me a little bit."

Burrow and Haskins appear to be the two frontrunners for the job. Haskins looked good in 2017 and Burrow has long been a favorite of the coaching staff. It's going to be a fascinating decision.