Former Ohio State Quarterback J.T. Barrett Signs with CFL’s Edmonton Elks

By Dan Hope on January 28, 2022 at 5:20 pm
J.T. Barrett

J.T. Barrett is headed to the Canadian Football League.

The former Ohio State quarterback has signed with the CFL’s Edmonton Elks, the team announced Friday.

After brief NFL stints with the New Orleans Saints, Seattle Seahawks and Pittsburgh Steelers, Barrett went unsigned this past season. Though he participated in a minicamp tryout with the Dallas Cowboys last May, Barrett has not played a professional football game since he participated in The Spring League in 2020.

Now, Barrett will have a chance to continue his football career north of the border, where he’ll join a group of former Buckeyes in the CFL that includes DeVier Posey, Damon Webb and Tracy Sprinkle.

Barrett was Ohio State’s starting quarterback from 2014-17, when he became the first quarterback in school history to ever go 4-0 against Michigan and the program’s first three-time captain (a feat that’s since been matched by Tuf Borland).

He was a three-time Big Ten Quarterback of the Year and holds a multitude of school records, including the Ohio State records for career passing yards (9,434) and passing touchdowns (104, also a Big Ten record).

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