Former Ohio State Quarterback J.T. Barrett to Play in The Spring League

By Dan Hope on October 12, 2020 at 12:19 pm
J.T. Barrett vs. Michigan in 2017

J.T. Barrett is getting another chance to play professional football.

The former Ohio State quarterback will be one of the quarterbacks participating in The Spring League's 2020 fall season, which will begin in San Antonio later this month.

Barrett has been selected to play for the Alphas, one of six teams in the league, which will be conducting over four weeks in a bubble at the Alamodome.

The Alphas will be playing in the season's opening game on Oct. 27 at noon against the Blues, and that will game will feature an Ohio State vs. Michigan storyline, as Shea Patterson has been selected to quarterback the Blues.

While no TV information has been announced for that game, Fox Sports 1 is scheduled to air eight TSL games this fall, including the Alpha's games against the Conquerors on Nov. 4 (10 p.m.) and on Nov. 10 (8 p.m.) against the Jousters. All regular-season games will be played on Tuesday and Wednesday nights, with the championship game scheduled for the week of Nov. 23.

Barrett is the only former Buckeye who has been announced so far as a participant in this year's edition of The Spring League, which typically holds practices and games for NFL scouts as well as smaller showcases throughout the year.

“The league is hoping that the reduction in NFL rosters, the cancellation of the CFL and the number of college players who opted out will add quality talent this fall,” Sports Business Journal's John Ourand wrote. “It plans to return for a spring season in '21.”

It's an opportunity for Barrett to try to earn himself another chance to play in the NFL after he was waived this summer by the Pittsburgh Steelers and did not land with another team.

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