Ohio State quarterback Cardale Jones has long been thought of as the Buckeyes’ deep threat, but new starter J.T. Barrett launched into a defense of his arm on Wednesday.
Saying he “threw deep balls the whole year,” Barrett argued that the passing offense didn’t fundamentally change based on which quarterback happened to be playing.
“It really didn’t change when Cardale was in the game and it didn’t change when I played last year,” Barrett said. “Last year, when I was playing, how many deep balls did I throw to Devin? All the deep balls we had were to Devin. I threw them, but I guess since I’m not 6-5 and 250 that I didn’t have a strong arm or something. I don’t know what that was about.”
Watch the above video for his full thoughts on the matter.