Ohio State QB Joe Burrow To Transfer
You saw this one coming from ten miles away.
The talented Buckeye quarterback was in the race for the starting quarterback job, and he could’ve started and been just fine, but he was also destined to be the backup going into fall camp, and even potentially squeezed out with other options getting opportunities.
The 6-3, 215-pound Burrow was the backup over the last few seasons, completing 29-of-39 passes for 287 yards and two touchdowns, and ran for 58 yards and a score, with all the stats coming in garbage time.
Dwayne Haskins is the mortal lock to be the starter, and Tate Martell is the dangerous option who might have a few packages designed for him. And now Burrow – a grad transfer – becomes a terrific free agent who not only has two years to play, but can step in and start right away.
What are the five best options for him? This is total speculation, but looking at who needs a quarterback upgrade – and assuming he’s not going to another Big Ten school …
5. Boston College. This is a good, dangerous team that needs a healthy quarterback if Anthony Brown isn’t 100% coming off a knee injury.
4. Florida. Burrow might not want to be deep in another battle – this might not be the right situation – but Feleipe Franks isn’t a sure-thing, and star recruit Emory Jones hasn’t shown much yet.
3. Oregon State. It might not be the OSU Burrow would like, but he’d have no problems beating out big Jake Luton – if healthy – or Aidan Willard.
2. Arkansas. The Hogs are already in a quarterback controversy between Cole Kelley and Ty Storey. Burrow would have to be all but assured he’d have the starting gig, but he’d at least be right there in the mix. And …
1. Stanford. How healthy is K.J. Costello coming off of hip surgery? With Keller Chryst now at Tennessee, the Cardinal might be in big, big trouble if the projected starter can’t come back at 100%.