Ohio State football: So there’s a chance Quinn Ewers will play vs. Rutgers

Ohio State football quarterback Quinn Ewers. (Syndication: The Columbus Dispatch)
Ohio State football quarterback Quinn Ewers. (Syndication: The Columbus Dispatch) /

Ohio State freshman quarterback Quinn Ewers has a chance to make his debut on Saturday vs. Rutgers.

For the first time this season, Quinn Ewers traveled with Ohio State for a road game.

Ewers, the highly-touted freshman quarterback, was not on the travel roster for the first road game of the year at Minnesota in Week 1.

However, Ewers traveled with the team to New Jersey for Saturday’s Week 5 game at Rutgers.

With some quarterback uncertainty between C.J. Stroud and Kyle McCord, could there be a chance Ewers sees his first action as a Buckeye?

Will Quinn Ewers play vs. Rutgers?

It’s no certainty that Ewers will play just because he made the road trip. This is all part of the development for the player that should still be a high school senior if he didn’t enroll early.

Ohio State head coach Ryan Day has mentioned he wants to bring Ewers along slowly after what he saw from the top recruit in the summer. For Ewers to play against Rutgers, that probably wouldn’t be a good sign for the Buckeyes.

That would mean Stroud struggled or got hurt again and McCord couldn’t run the offense either. Then there’s Jack Miller who is ahead of Ewers on the depth chart too.

Ewers is likely to take a redshirt this year, which is smart, but he can still appear in up to four games and preserve a year of eligibility, which is the plan.

It’s not out of the question because Ewers is in attendance and in uniform, but don’t bet on Ewers making his college debut against Rutgers.

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