Lions add former Ohio State QB J.T. Barrett to coaching staff

The Detroit Lions named former Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett to their coaching staff as an offensive assistant on Saturday.Barrett, 27, played with the Buckeyes from 2014-17, winning 38 games as a starter. He threw for 9,434 yards, ran for 3,263 more and accounted for 147 touchdowns.Despite his successful college career, Barrett wasn’t selected in the 2018 NFL Draft. He signed free agent contracts with the New Orleans Saints, Seattle Seahawks and Pittsburgh Steelers but never saw any game action.