When it comes to quarterbacks, the Ohio State Buckeyes have been quite loaded at the position in recent years, having had Dwayne Haskins, Joe Burrow, and J.T. Barrett share a room toward the end of Urban Meyer’s tenure in Columbus.
Haskins and Burrow battled for multiple seasons for the backup job and then the starting job. After Haskins won it, Burrow took his talents to the LSU Tigers where he won the Heisman Trophy and a national championship.
While the two quarterbacks are quite fond of each other now, they apparently “couldn’t stand each other” during their time at Ohio State.
“I love Joe but during that battle, for almost two years, me and Joe couldn’t stand each other,” Haskins said on Monday’s Ring Chronicles series from FOX, per 247Sports. “Every day, whether it was morning workouts or when we had to do mat drills and it’d be me and him on the mat drill, it was gritty.
Or it was practice and me and him are trying to get in front of each other to get a rep to throw to one of the starting receivers. It was always this heated competition but we knew we got the best out of each other.”
Haskins was a first-round pick in the 2019 NFL Draft and Burrow was the No. 1 overall pick in 2020.
“When he did leave we had conversations about where he wanted to go and he said he wanted to go to LSU,” Haskins said. “I said ‘do your thing. I believe in you.’ And we still talk to this day and I was very proud of him for what he did last year.”
Hopefully, this becomes a nice rivalry in the NFL.