Former Ohio State Star QB JT Barrett Takes NFL Coaching Job

J.T. Barrett has joined Detroit’s coaching staff.

The former superstar dual-threat quarterback for the Ohio State Buckeyes has joined the Lions as an offensive assistant, the team announced Saturday.

J.T. Barrett went from slicing and dicing defenses in the Big Ten to now coaching on an NFL staff. That’s not a bad life at all.

He was an absolute freak playing for OSU, and I know that because as a Wisconsin man, I regularly watched him torch B1G defenses.

J.T. Barrett joins the Detroit Lions. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

While Barrett’s NFL career really never turned into much, he finished his time in Columbus with 147 combined rushing and passing touchdowns.

Former Ohio State star J.T. Barrett joins Detroit’s staff. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Let me repeat that for everyone. Barrett finished his time playing college football with nearly 150 total touchdowns.

That’s simply an insane stat!

Detroit adds J.T. Barrett to the coaching staff. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

Granted, he’s now coaching for a team located in a state that despised him during his time playing for the Buckeyes, but that’s just the way life shakes out sometimes.

Hopefully, he can win over Lions fans as quickly as he managed to dominate B1G competition!

Written by David Hookstead

David is a college football fanatic who foolishly convinces himself every season the Wisconsin Badgers will finally win a national title. Has been pretending to be a cowboy ever since the first episode of Yellowstone aired.

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