With Burrow leaving the program, redshirt sophomore Dwayne Haskins is in the driver's seat to be the successor to J.T. Barrett in Columbus. Burrow passed for 238 yards and two touchdowns in the spring game on April 14, and his last pass at Ohio Stadium was a Hail Mary for a touchdown on an untimed down.
"After weeks of struggling with this decision, I have chose to leave Ohio State and explore other options", Burrow wrote. He likely would have entered the 2017 season as Barrett's primary backup, but he broke his hand late in camp and underwent surgery.
A key domino fell in Ohio State's quarterback race Tuesday.
After Burrow's announcement, Haskins tweeted: "Good luck to you brotha!" Haskins was perceived to have the edge, so Burrow is looking to spend his final two years of eligibility elsewhere.
Burrow redshirted in 2015 and appeared in 11 games as a reserve in the past two seasons, passing for 287 yards and two touchdowns.
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By leaving Ohio State, Burrow can not play for a division one aka FBS school this fall.
Haskins still has to fend off redshirt freshman Tate Martell to officially win the job.
Burrow announced his decision on Twitter. Should Burrow decide to remain at the FBS level, he can play in 2019. He can step right in and play for a name brand coach in Frank Solich, and do so in an offense that is tailored to his style.
With Burrow making his decision, Ohio State's quarterback battle is a bit easier as it now down to two different players. Jimmy, the defensive coordinator at OH, was also a graduate assistant coach at NU under Frank Solich.
An Ohio State spokesman said coach Urban Meyer had no immediate comment.