J.T. Barrett

Seattle Seahawks
Quarterback #16
Seattle Seahawks
Quarterback #16

J.T. Barrett News

Let go by Pittsburgh

The Steelers waived Barrett on Sunday.

Analysis: Barrett linked with the Steelers' practice squad last December, but he won't stick with the team into training camp. The 25-year-old has also logged prior stints on New Orleans' practice squad, but he's still looking for an opportunity to make his debut in the league.

Aug 2, 2020 3:04 PM EST

Remaining in Pittsburgh

Barrett signed a reserve/future contract with the Steelers on Monday, Teresa Varley of the team's official site reports.

Analysis: Barrett joined Pittsburgh's practice squad Christmas Eve and is now set to spend the offseason with the team. The 24-year-old spent much of the last two seasons moving on and off the Saints' practice squad, and he has yet to make his NFL debut.

Dec 30, 2019 4:11 PM EST

Joins Steelers' practice squad

The Steelers signed Barrett to the practice squad Tuesday.

Analysis: Barrett spent time on New Orleans' practice squad earlier in the season, but he's still yet to make his NFL debut since going undrafted out of Ohio State in 2018. He'll now serve as an emergency option in Pittsburgh in the wake of Mason Rudolph (shoulder) being placed on injured reserve.

Dec 24, 2019 9:04 AM EST

Re-signed to Saints practice squad

Barrett has been re-signed to the Saints practice squad, Amie Just of NOLA.com reports.

Analysis: Barrett was recently cut from the Saints practice squad in August before spending a brief stint with the Seahawks where he was recently cut. He was picked back up by New Orleans in the wake of Drew Brees electing to have surgery on a torn thumb tendon.

Sep 18, 2019 5:10 AM EST

Cut by Seahawks

Seattle waived Barrett on Saturday, per the NFL transactions page.

Analysis: Barrett originally signed with the Seahawks shortly after being waived by the Saints at the start of training camp. The 24-year-old has yet to see any regular-season action since going undrafted out of Ohio State in 2018. Barrett will now have to try to find an opportunity elsewhere.

Aug 31, 2019 4:37 PM EST

Signs with Seahawks

Barrett signed with Seattle on Saturday, John Boyle of the team's official site reports.

Analysis: Barrett was waived recently by New Orleans but found a new home after just nine days. He'll provide depth at quarterback for the Seahawks in the wake of Geno Smith's knee injury. With Smith only slated to be out seven-to-10 days, however, Barrett's time with the team may not last long.

Aug 10, 2019 6:34 PM EST

Let go by New Orleans

Barrett was waived by the Saints on Thursday, Herbie Teope of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.

Analysis: Barrett signed a reserve/future contract with New Orleans after spending most of the season with the team's practice squad. Given that he was the fourth quarterback on the roster, his waiving doesn't come as much of a surprise. The move leaves the Saints with Drew Brees, Teddy Bridgewater and Taysom Hill still on their roster, which will likely be the trio by the end of camp.

Aug 1, 2019 1:40 PM EST

Inks futures deal with Saints

Barrett signed a reserve/future contract with the Saints on Monday, Nick Shook of Around the NFL reports.

Analysis: Barrett's transaction history reads more like a long receipt than anything else. Drew Brees isn't going anywhere and the Saints seem enamored with the prospects of Taysom Hill. Teddy Bridgewater will likely test the free agent waters this offseason. Whether Barrett can ultimately latch onto the 53-man roster in August seems hinged on variables out of his control. At the very least, Barrett will have an opportunity to showcase what he can bring.

Jan 21, 2019 3:51 PM EST

Returns to Saints' practice squad

Barrett signed a contract with the Saints' practice squad Saturday, Brett Martel of the Associated Press reports.

Analysis: This marks the 11th time Barrett has been signed to the Saints' practice squad over the course of the 2018 season. While it's highly unlikely the former Ohio State quarterback will be lifted to the active roster during New Orleans' playoff run, it's becoming clear that the team sees something appealing in Barrett as a long-term prospect.

Jan 13, 2019 4:11 PM EST

Released from Saints' practice squad

New Orleans cut Barrett from their practice squad Wednesday, Nick Underhill of The New Orleans Advocate reports.

Analysis: Barrett was the odd man out in New Orleans, with both Taysom Hill and Teddy Bridgewater serving as backup quarterbacks. The Ohio State product will look to find a depth role elsewhere around the league.

Sep 19, 2018 4:40 PM EST

Joins Saints' practice squad

Barrett has signed on to the Saints' practice squad, Mike Triplett of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: The Saints chose to go with Taysom Hill as their backup instead of Barrett and the addition of Teddy Bridgewater last week left little room for the Ohio State product on the active roster. However, he'll remain in New Orleans and could find his way onto the active roster at some point this season.

Sep 3, 2018 7:14 PM EST

Waived by Saints

Barrett was waived by the Saints on Saturday, Josh Katzenstein of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.

Analysis: Barrett was competing with Taysom Hill for the backup quarterback job in New Orleans for much of the preseason. The team traded for Teddy Bridgewater this past week and kept Taysom Hill on the 53-man roster, making Barrett the odd man out. Barrett could potentially join the practice squad if he clears waivers.

Sep 1, 2018 6:56 PM EST

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