Ranking the Big Ten’s top 5 quarterbacks for 2015

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Nov 8, 2014; East Lansing, MI, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes quarterback J.T. Barrett (16) runs the ball away from Michigan State Spartans linebacker Ed Davis (43) during the first quarter at Spartan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

2. J.T. Barrett, Ohio State

I really don’t think there should be any question as to who is the best Ohio State quarterback on the roster. The choice seems pretty obvious as sophomore J.T. Barrett should and, in my opinion, will win the starting quarterback job for the reigning national champions in 2015.

While the Buckeyes’ standards seem to be ever-improving at every position with Urban Meyer dictating what goes on in his depth chart, Barrett seems like the top option at the QB spot.

Cardale Jones may have led the team to a national title last year with three important starts and Braxton Miller might have been the reason for the undefeated season in 2012 and the 12-2 season in 2013, this team would not be as successful as it is right now without Barrett’s amazing 2014 performance.

As a freshman thrown into action last season, Barrett responded, even after a tough week two loss against a lowly Virginia Tech squad at home. After that loss, he became a completely different quarterback, failing to be rattled even on the road at the conference’s next best team’s stadium, Michigan State’s Spartan Stadium.

Barrett finished the season with an injury that kept him out during the Big Ten title game, Sugar Bowl and national championship, but his numbers were nothing short of impressive. Had he played the final three games, he would have led the league in passing yards as he already finished with the touchdown lead, 34.

J.T. will earn the starting job in 2015 and improve on already-dazzling 2014 numbers.

Next: 1. Connor Cook, Michigan State