Joe Burrow’s status is one of the biggest questions surrounding Ohio State’s football team this spring. Burrow, a fourth-year junior in 2018, is battling Dwayne Haskins for the starting quarterback position, and he could transfer from the program if he doesn’t win the job.
Urban Meyer addressed Burrow’s potential transfer on Tuesday as he met with media members following Ohio State’s first 2018 spring practice.
“It is something we will watch very closely,” Meyer told reporters. He added that he would try to give Burrow an answer about being the starting quarterback or not by the end of the spring semester but could not guarantee anything. Burrow is set to graduate in May and could play immediately elsewhere in 2018 as a graduate transfer.
Meyer on Burrow being able to play elsewhere if he graduates weighs into decision about QBs: "The answer to your question is probably yes. My first obligation is to Ohio State. Not far below that is player and family."
— Bill Rabinowitz (@brdispatch) March 6, 2018
Burrow competed with Haskins for the backup job behind J.T. Barrett in 2017. Burrow broke a bone in his right (throwing) hand during training camp, however, and Haskins was the Buckeyes’ No. 2 quarterback throughout the season. Burrow ended up appearing in 4 games during the 2017 campaign and was 7-for-11 through the air for 61 yards.
Haskins and Burrow were splitting reps during Ohio State’s first spring practice Tuesday. Land of 10’s Ryan Ginn gave insight on the quarterback situation and more in his practice observations.