I'm throwing caution to the wind. I mean c'mon Buckeyes, why not us? Why can't lightning strike and J.T. be some crazy combination of Tebow, Guiton, & Braxton with a sterling pedigree from the Land of QBs - Texas?
All of these other redshirt freshman have come in with no competitive snaps and have been setting records - Cam Newton, Marcus Mariotta, Johnny Manziel, Jameis Winston, and now Kenny Hill...Why not JT?
Crazy coincidence here: There is another former #3 DT QB from a military family in Texas, with legendary leadership qualities, who came back from a torn ACL to win the Heisman trophy, and put his school on the map: Robert Griffin III.
Why can't Joe Thomas Barrett IV be OUR transcendent QB?
I know we have a strange relationship with optimism and heartbreak being Ohioans, but damn it, It all feels right - Urban year three, athletes unleashed, aggressive "let em play" style defense, layers of talent and speed, a killer D-Line that has been forging our young O-Line, and a QB hand picked by Tom Herman & Urban Meyer.
The distributor that while we appreciate Braxton and his talent, we all wished he was when those who wondered about his passing progression, thought that this offense would be much better with a "Pass First-Run Second" or "QB who's an athlete rather than an Athlete at QB" type of deal, and Smooth Jazz gave us a taste.
In small samples it proved to be the better fit for this offense despite the QB running it, not being as talented, but just naturally a better fit.
Consider me all in on J.T.!