Transferring after the 2017 season was a possibility for Joe Burrow. The Ohio State quarterback admitted this much after the Cotton Bowl win over USC.
Here's what Burrow said after that win over the Trojans:
“I have to talk to my parents about it, talk to my coaches, and just make a decision here in the near future,” Burrow said.
“I don’t know. I’m leaning toward staying.”
Burrow, of course, ended up staying. Why?
He was promised something - no not the starting quarterback job.
"I was convinced that it was going to be an open competition and that's why I wanted to stay and give it my best shot. They said they'll make a decision soon. We'll see," he told reporters at Ohio State's pro day today.
Burrow is one of three quarterbacks competing for the starting job. He, along with Dwayne Haskins and Tate Martell, are all attempting to be the player who replaces J.T. Barrett.
Transferring remains a possibility for Burrow, though. If he doesn't win the starting job, expect that to happen.
The former four-star recruit is a starting quarterback-caliber player and he deserves to be on the field. Whether or not that will be at Ohio State remains to be seen.