Braxton Miller, the tremendous Ohio State athlete who can apparently do anything on the football field, will move from quarterback to wide receiver for his senior season. Sports Illustrated quotes Miller saying “God blessed me with a lot of talent and different opportunities. I’m going to have fun with that and still score a lot of touchdowns and help the team out and be dominant at that.”
The confident Miller is coming back from a shoulder injury that nixed his entire 2014 season. While he was out, Ohio State just happened to win a national title — no doubt bittersweet for Miller who saw his position occupied by J.T. Barrett and Cardale Jones. Those guys made Miller a Wally Pipp story at quarterback, but Miller — as he’s expressed — has options. In 2013 Miller threw for more than 2,000 yards while rushing for over a thousand. He scored 12 touchdowns. He’s an incredible athlete. If he’s completely healed, expect Barrett and Jones to look for Miller often on his receiving routes. The more catches he makes, the less competition he’ll be for the QB slot.