Hello everybody, and welcome back to the Mid-American page. Last week, I got to travel to Columbus with my gorgeous girlfriend to watch my team, THE Ohio State Buckeyes’ spring game. Many people are aware that in the past Ohio State has definitely had their share of tough picks for starting quarterback. Well this year, I believe, will be the hardest. This year, the Buckeyes have three QBs who look and have proved that they are ready to go.
Yes, I got to meet THE Tate Martell and I’m still stoked about it. However, that’s not the point here. Martell started for Team Scarlet and made plays all games that left you wondering why he wasn’t playing last year. Martell has elite athleticism and a pretty good arm that would be perfect in the Ohio State system. Martell seems to struggle with decision making, and that may hurt late in a big game. Martell is ready to go, and I think he would be perfect for the offense.
This guy should have, honestly, started last year over J.T. This kid is not the typical QB you would see in an Ohio State system. Haskins is a pro-style QB who reminds me of a more mobile Cardale Jones. Haskins has more arm talent than any QB going in the draft this year, and he’ll make one NFL team extremely happy. I truly do not see any risk with him, other than potential system issues. We have seen Haskins in big game situations…. and, well, you can ask that team up north how good he is in crunch time 😉
An Ohio State fan favorite, former Mr. Football in Ohio Joe Burrow was a highly recruited dual-threat QB that most have forgotten about due to his injury last year. Well, he reminded everybody who he was in the spring game. Burrow showed both leadership and that he can make any throw on the field. Burrow reminds me of J.T Barret (before he sucked). What adds to this battle is that if Burrow doesn’t start, we may lose him. Burrow has been there for three years and feels that he is more than ready.
Who Would I Pick?
It is truly a shame that there isn’t a way to combine all three of them and make the best QB the world has ever seen. While I love what Martell brings to the table, I do not think the maturity is there yet despite him making several strides forward. Burrow, Ohio loves you, and we want you to stay, but I do not think your threats make your skills look more appealing. With all that being said, I think your starter come September 1st will be Dwayne Haskins. Haskins has proven time and time again he is ready. He is cool, calm, and collected as they come. If he does well this year, you best believe he will be in next years draft.
What do you all think? Who do you think should take the reins of this explosive Ohio State offense? Let us know down in the comments! Always, thank you for tuning in on this fine Friday. Stay tuned for more fresh daily content from myself and the rest of the Mid-American crew!