Ohio State's starting quarterback, Kyle McCord, who held the position throughout the season, has officially entered the transfer portal as of Monday morning.
McCord, now in his third year with the Buckeyes, secured the starting role early in the season after a competitive battle with Devin Brown.
Initially recruited by coach Ryan Day, McCord patiently waited for two years behind C.J. Stroud, who currently serves as the starting quarterback for the Houston Texans.
Upon arriving at Ohio State as ESPN's No. 31 prospect in the 2021 class, the Philadelphia native demonstrated his skills, amassing 3,170 passing yards, 24 touchdown passes, and six interceptions.
McCord maintained an impressive completion rate of 65.8%, showcasing his accuracy and efficiency on the field.
Throughout the season, he achieved the milestone of surpassing 300 passing yards in three separate instances.
However, there were moments of inconsistency as well, with McCord experiencing two games where he threw two interceptions, including the regular-season finale.
Unfortunately, the regular-season loss to Michigan, with a score of 30-24, proved costly for Ohio State, as it resulted in the team missing out on a College Football Playoff
McCord's departure from Ohio State marks a significant development in the team's quarterback lineup, adding intrigue to future roster decisions.
As the young quarterback explores new opportunities in the transfer portal, the Buckeyes and their fans are left to ponder the implications for the upcoming seasons.