J.T. Barrett and Braxton Miller aren't going to give Cardale Jones the starting job at quarterback for Ohio State the fall easily, but the two cannot even wish to compete with Jones at when it comes to arm strength.
Aptly nicknamed 12-Gauge for his cannon of a right arm, Jones wrote another chapter in his fun-loving, free-spirited approach to life Saturday, when he casually took off his pads at halftime of the Spring Game and launched a 74-yard bomb downfield.
Cardale Jones launches a 74-yard pass: https://t.co/klNhnrHNjZ— Tim Shoemaker (@TimShoemaker) April 18, 2015
The throw was part of a quarterback competition Jones partook in against Barrett and 2006 Heisman Trophy winner Troy Smith.
The funny thing is, Jones was a little surprised when a reporter asked him about the 74-yard missile.
"That's it?" Jones quipped postgame. "My arm was kind of tired. I probably could throw it a little further."
Jones did throw 33 passes in the first half of Saturday's game, quite the number considering the length of the quarters in the game sat at 10 minutes. He finished 19-of-42 for 304 yards and two touchdowns and two interceptions.
The record crowd of 99,391 who attended the game naturally went bonkers when the throw barreled into the turf and Jones was mauled by Barrett and others.
Just another day in the life of the one, the only, Cardale Jones.