By BILLY JOE JESSUP
I saw a thread on the RedditCFB Twitter account that joked about J.T. Barrett’s age after the former Ohio State star quarterback signed a rookie free-agent contract with the New Orleans Saints.
Basically, the sarcastic messages are that he’s really old, older than the Saints’ Drew Brees, who is 39.
This is satire at its purest.
JT Barrett signs a 3 year contract with the Saints. Saints are happy that he'll provide a nice veteran presence in the locker room and a mature QB for Brees to sit behind and learn from.
— RedditCFB (@RedditCFB) May 1, 2018
The replies to that hilarious post are as inspired as “nice veteran presence.”
I’m still not convinced he isn’t gonna be the week one starter for OSU despite having been their starter since 1983.
Have to imagine they’ll be upset when he retires after next year. not all 40 year olds can keep playing QB at an elite level like Tom Brady.
Yeah those knees are like 80 years old.Nice he can get a contract to ride out until he can collect Social Security.
J.T. Barrett has learned to make a joke about his age. “I’ve been here a minute now,” the Ohio State quarterback said with a smile. “Everybody has a different path.”
Actually, every minute since 2013. Here’s more from the story.
By just about any standard, of course, the redshirt senior is a young man. But graded against the lifespan of a college athlete — particularly a multiyear starter for the Buckeyes — Barrett definitely qualifies as an old guy.
When it was pointed out to him that Tate Martell, the fresh face in his quarterbacks room, was in the eighth grade when Barrett enrolled at Ohio State, that realization brought another grin.