3. J.T. Barrett’s team
This year there will be no pressure on J.T. Barrett for the starting position.
No rehab needed to recover from a broken ankle that ended his 2014 season. There is no doubt in anyone’s mind that this year’s Buckeyes team, is J.T.’s team.
Coming into last season we can all remember waiting for the first snap to determine who would be the starting quarterback. It was Cardale Jones,who is now a Buffalo Bill. That leaves J.T., who in some people’s eyes can be a Heisman candidate.
In 2014 when Barrett had the whole season to show us what he can do, in part to a shoulder injury to Braxton Miller. J.T. completed almost 65 percent of his passes for over 2,800 yards and 34 touchdowns, while also rushing for 938 yards and 11 touchdowns, and finished fourth in the Heisman voting at the end of the season.
A big question surrounding the season though is who will J.T. be throwing the ball too? The Buckeyes lost five of their top six receivers, returning only Curtis Samuel, out of those top six, is currently sidelined due to an offseason foot surgery.
Despite only being 13-22 for 102 yards, throwing a pick six to Malik Hooker, and being sacked twice, it is still a learning process Barrett and the rest of the team is ready to take on.
There is a lot of potential in the thin receiving group, but potential can only take one so far.
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