It was a decision that many were expecting, but it doesn’t make the news for teammates and fans any easier. Quarterback Joe Burrow has officially announced his plan to transfer following last weekend’s graduation, and there’s a whole host of potential landing spots for the now former-Buckeye.
As the rumor-mill heats up about where the QB might land, let’s take a quick moment to see the impact that he’s had on his teammates, and how they’re handling the news that he’s leaving.
Lets start with the QBs he’s been competing with
Good luck to you brotha! Appreciate you for making me better, see you at the top https://t.co/aGUS8WpGE8— Dwayne Haskins, Jr (@dh_simba7) May 8, 2018
My dawg, this hurts to know you won’t be here anymore because you made everyone on our team a better person when you were around. Thanks for being someone I could lean on during my struggles. The next school is going to be getting a special player! Love you brotha. https://t.co/laGH6xYLPp— TATE MARTELL (@TheTateMartell) May 8, 2018
One could easily assume that the QB competition left some issues among the three signal-callers, but there appears to be no ill-will between the Buckeyes as they tried to improve themselves day in and day out. Similar to the bond that J.T. Barrett and Cardale Jones developed in the trenches, Burrow will certainly have brothers for life after his stint in Columbus.
Yes... we are all in competition with each other.— TATE MARTELL (@TheTateMartell) May 8, 2018
But at the end of the day, they are all my brothers and I want the best for them. I forever got their back. https://t.co/7sSYFmATxq
Some of Burrow’s other teammates took to Twitter too
Can’t wait to sack you https://t.co/e8osMXKIPO— Nick Bosa (@nbsmallerbear) May 8, 2018
You a real one, I’m going to miss you brother.— Demetrius Knox (@Meech_Dream14) May 8, 2018
Love you bro!— Isaiah Prince (@ThePrince_59) May 8, 2018
Gonna miss ya bub. Love ya and excited to see you ball wherever you end up! .. Rent still due on the 1st tho... https://t.co/tZMoubOpLi— Justin Hilliard (@JHilliard47) May 8, 2018
I love you little brotha! https://t.co/IM3g1kG7Fc— Johnnie L. Dixon III (@YoungKing_JD5) May 8, 2018
Love you dirty ahhhh white boy https://t.co/AuLDur7Ylo— KMFJ (@KayJayHill) May 8, 2018
Mood.. Can’t wait to see you take off bro https://t.co/5kY5DDjLog— Terry McLaurin (@TheTerry_25) May 8, 2018
Good luck to you brother. Someone’s getting a good one. https://t.co/OykbgqTK0T— Brady Taylor (@beTaylor79) May 8, 2018
Some former Buckeyes are also voicing their reactions
Whatever team is lucky enough to get Joe is getting a great QB and even better person. The future is bright, brother ✊ https://t.co/a4C15baHDx— Stephen Collier (@S13Collier) May 8, 2018
No surprise here. I expect him to be an impact starter right away wherever the destination is. https://t.co/xyakFwukrA— James Laurinaitis (@JLaurinaitis55) May 8, 2018
May 8, 2018
If you’re looking for some more insight from Burrow and/or his family about his decision to transfer, you shouldn’t hold your breath. It appears that Burrow’s lone-statement will be all that the QB and his family will address publicly.
Just heard from Joe Burrow’s father Jim who tells me, “We’ve made a decision at this point to not make any further statements or do any interviews at this time.” @OSUCoachMeyer likewise. @TheFeverABC6— Clay Hall (@claywsyx6) May 8, 2018