Here's another prediction for Ohio State's starting QB in 2018.
The Ohio State starting quarterback competition is going to be a special one. It'll feature three guys capable of winning the job.
Dwayne Haskins, Tate Martell and Joe Burrow will do battle under center heading into the 2018 season. Haskins is the returning backup, Martell is the former top recruit and Burrow is the 2016 backup.
Who's going to win the job? A couple of predictions have already been made.
Eleven Warriors has made its predictions for the Ohio State two-deep. Here's who they have at QB:
1. Dwayne Haskins
2. Tate Martell
Given Urban Meyer’s affinity for running quarterbacks, and that Martell has the potential to be the most dynamic dual-threat he’s had in Columbus, there’s a real chance the redshirt freshman could seize the job. With that being said, Haskins did everything he needed to do last season to position himself as the frontrunner to start this season, and the strong-armed redshirt sophomore should have every opportunity to win the job this spring.
Joe Burrow, who was neck-and-neck with Haskins in last year’s backup quarterback competition before breaking a bone in his throwing hand, should get a real shot to compete for the starting job. But with Haskins’ downfield throwing ability and Martell’s athleticism – which could potentially open the door for a two-quarterback system in which Haskins starts and Martell plays situationally – Burrow could be the odd man out. Even if Burrow finishes the spring as the No. 2 quarterback on the depth chart, it’s expected that he will transfer if he doesn’t win the starting job this spring.
This is the most-likely result. All three guys are worthy of starting, but anything other than Haskins as QB1 - to start, anyway - would be a surprise.