TRANSACTION HISTORY: Fourth-round pick by Buffalo (139th overall)...signed four-year contract June 7, 2016...acquired by Chargers on July 26, 2017.
2017: Acquired in a trade with Buffalo on July 26…Made 53-man roster as the third quarterback and was inactive for 15 contests…Dressed, but did not see any action in another…at Denver (Sept. 11): Inactive (healthy scratch)…vs. Buffalo (Nov. 19): Dressed as the third quarterback, but did not play…at Dallas (Nov. 23): Inactive (healthy scratch).
2016: Played in the season-finale against the Jets on Jan. 1, 2017...completed six passes for 96 yards.
COLLEGE: Played in 23 games for the Buckeyes and was a perfect, 11-0, as the starting quarterback for the best winning percentage for a QB in school history with 10-or-more starts....included in his victories are three of the most important wins in school history; post-2014 season conquests of Wisconsin in the Big Ten title game, No. 1 Alabama in the College Football Playoff semifinals at the Allstate Sugar Bowl, and No. 2 Oregon in the national championship game...was the MVP of the Big Ten title game after throwing for 257 yards and three touchdowns...threw for 2,323 yards with 15 touchdowns, seven interceptions and a 61.9 completion percentage for his career.
PERSONAL: Was nominated for an ESPY in the “breakout” player category...rated by Rivals.com as the No. 12 prep school player in the country in 2011 ...led perennial northeast Ohio high school power Cleveland Glenville to a 24-3 record as a starting quarterback...attended high school at the Ginn Academy.