After winning the National Championship Monday night, Cardale Jones said he was undecided about his future.
With some time to think about it, the redshirt sophomore quarterback will return to Ohio State for at least another season, Jones announced in front of a packed press conference at the Ginn Academy in Cleveland.
Jones, formerly the team’s third-string quarterback, helped guide the Buckeyes through a postseason that yielded them a Big Ten Championship, a Sugar Bowl victory and a national championship. In his three first and only starts, he passed for 742 yards and five touchdowns.
Because of this, Jones became one of the postseason’s most captivating stories and his stock as a quarterback appears like it might might never be higher amidst an unusually crowded and competitive quarterbacks room, where there’s no guarantee that the redshirt sophomore will start again.
Yet Jones, who is a 6-foot-5, 250-pound gunslinger with a howitzer for a throwing arm, will return to school and compete with Braxton Miller and J.T. Barrett, who are also expected to return to school, for the right to be Ohio State’s top quarterback.
Among other things, his return means the Tyvis & Cardale Show will air for another season. And that's good news for everyone.