Where does Joe Burrow rank all-time among Ohio State football quarterbacks in the NFL?

Joe Burrow has put on a show in three NFL seasons.

After three seasons at Ohio State and two seasons at LSU, Burrow has helped lead the Cincinnati Bengals to two-straight AFC Championship games, earning All-Pro, and Comeback Player of the Year honors in 2021 and a Pro Bowl spot in 2022.

But where does Burrow rank among Ohio State quarterbacks that have made the jump from Columbus to the NFL?

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Here are the 10 former Ohio State quarterbacks with the most NFL passing yards.

Mike Tomczak

Dec 27, 1987; Los Angeles, CA, USA; FILE PHOTO; Chicago Bears quarterback Mike Tomczak (18) in action against the Los Angeles Raiders at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Peter Brouillet-USA TODAY NETWORK
Dec 27, 1987; Los Angeles, CA, USA; FILE PHOTO; Chicago Bears quarterback Mike Tomczak (18) in action against the Los Angeles Raiders at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Peter Brouillet-USA TODAY NETWORK

Mike Tomczak has the most NFL passing yards of any former Ohio State quarterback.

After four seasons at Ohio State from 1981-84 where he recorded 5,569 passing yards, 32 touchdowns and 36 interceptions, Tomczak spent 15 seasons in the NFL primarily with the Chicago Bears and Pittsburgh Steelers.

In 185 appearances, including 73 starts, Tomczak threw for 16,079 passing yards — averaging 86.9 passing yards per game — with 97 total touchdowns and 106 interceptions.

As a starter, Tomczak won 42 games, including 21 of his 31 starts in six seasons with the Bears.

Joe Burrow

Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow moves around in the pocket as he looks downfield.
Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow moves around in the pocket as he looks downfield.

It took Burrow three seasons to post the second-most passing yards of any Ohio State quarterback in the NFL.

While most of his success came in an LSU uniform — winning the Heisman Trophy and national championship in 2019 — Burrow completed 29 of 39 attempted passes for 287 passing yards and two touchdowns in three seasons at Ohio State.

And with the Cincinnati Bengals, Burrow has shined, throwing 82 touchdowns and 31 interceptions with 11,774 passing yards in 42 starts, averaging 280.3 passing yards per game. Burrow also has 10 career rushing touchdowns.

Kent Graham

After transferring from Notre Dame, Kent Graham spent his final two collegiate seasons with Ohio State from 1990-91, starting for the Buckeyes in 1991.

Once he was drafted by the New York Giants in the eighth round of the 1992 NFL draft, Graham started a nine-year professional career where he made 38 starts, posting a record of 17-21.

In nine seasons, Graham had 7,801 passing yards, 44 total touchdowns — including a career-high 12 touchdowns for the Arizona Cardinals in 1996 — and 33 interceptions.

Justin Fields

Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields (1) celebrates after scoring a touchdown against the Detroit Lions late in the first half at Soldier Field, Nov. 13, 2022.
Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields (1) celebrates after scoring a touchdown against the Detroit Lions late in the first half at Soldier Field, Nov. 13, 2022.

Justin Fields' two-year NFL career has not been a pretty one.

But while he won only five of his first 25 starts for the Chicago Bears after being drafted as the No. 11 overall pick in 2021, Fields has shown flashes of promise, posting 4,112 passing yards, 34 total touchdowns — including 10 rushing touchdowns — and 20 interceptions.

In two NFL seasons, Fields is averaging 152.3 passing and 57.9 rushing yards per game.

Tom Tupa

NFL FOOTBALL: Punter Tom Tupa had 11 starts at quarterback for the woeful Cardinals in 1991. AP PHOTO
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NFL FOOTBALL: Punter Tom Tupa had 11 starts at quarterback for the woeful Cardinals in 1991. AP PHOTO ORG XMIT: 0901312154244746

From his days at Ohio State, Tom Tupa was splitting time between quarterback and punter.

In four seasons with the Buckeyes, Tupa recorded 214 punts and 304 pass attempts, continuing that balance in the NFL after being selected in the third round of the 1988 NFL draft by the Phoenix Cardinals.

While Tupa emerged as a Pro Bowl punter, he also threw for 3,430 passing yards, 12 touchdowns and 25 interceptions at quarterback, posting a 4-9 record in 13 starts.

Dwayne Haskins

Washington Redskins quarterback Dwayne Haskins watches a play on the field during the second half of an NFL football game against the New York Giants, Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019, in East Rutherford, N.J.
Washington Redskins quarterback Dwayne Haskins watches a play on the field during the second half of an NFL football game against the New York Giants, Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019, in East Rutherford, N.J.

Dwayne Haskins' record-breaking 2018 season for Ohio State was enough to land him in the first round of the 2019 NFL draft, being selected No. 15 overall by Washington: the highest Ohio State quarterback selected since Art Schlichter in 1982.

In two seasons with Washington, Haskins started 13 games, posting a record of 3-10 with 2,804 passing yards, 13 total touchdowns and 14 interceptions.

After signing with the Pittsburgh Steelers, Haskins died in April 2022 after he was struck by a truck in Florida.

Bobby Hoying

Nov 22, 1998; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; FILE PHOTO; Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Bobby Hoying (7) in action against the New York Giants at Giants Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Lou Capozzola-USA TODAY NETWORK
Nov 22, 1998; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; FILE PHOTO; Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Bobby Hoying (7) in action against the New York Giants at Giants Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Lou Capozzola-USA TODAY NETWORK

Leaving Ohio State with 57 touchdowns and 7,232 passing yards, Bobby Hoying's success did not continue into the NFL.

In five seasons split between the Philadelphia Eagles and Oakland Raiders, Hoying, a third-round pick in the 1996 NFL draft, completed 53.4% of his 456 pass attempts for 2,544 passing yards, 11 touchdowns and 15 interceptions.

In 13 starts, Hoying was 3-9-1.

Terrelle Pryor

Terrelle Pryor #6 of the Oakland Raiders is sacked by Glenn Foster #74 of the New Orleans Saints during a preseason game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on August 16, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  The Saints won 28-20.
Terrelle Pryor #6 of the Oakland Raiders is sacked by Glenn Foster #74 of the New Orleans Saints during a preseason game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on August 16, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Saints won 28-20.

Terrelle Pryor did a bit of everything at quarterback for Ohio State from 2008-10, throwing 57 touchdowns and averaging 7.9 yards per pass attempt, while averaging five yards per carry with 19 touchdowns either as a runner or receiver.

That success did not carry over in the passing game after being a third-round pick in the 2011 NFL supplemental draft by the Oakland Raiders.

Pryor made 10 career starts as a quarterback, throwing nine touchdowns and 12 interceptions on 1,953 passing yards.

Pryor later became an option in the passing game as a wide receiver, recording a 1,007-yard campaign for the Cleveland Browns in 2016, while averaging 10.1 yards per touch on his NFL career.

Troy Smith

Former 49ers QB Troy Smith.
Former 49ers QB Troy Smith.

Even after winning the 2006 Heisman Trophy with 2,542 passing yards, 31 touchdowns and six interceptions for Ohio State in 2006, Troy Smith couldn't find his footing in the NFL.

In four seasons with the Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers, Smith completed 51.7% of his 234 pass attempts for 1,734 passing yards, 11 total touchdowns and five interceptions.

Smith started eight games, six of which came with the 49ers in 2019, where he posted a record of 3-3.

Art Schlichter

Indianapolis Colts quarterback Art Schlichter (10) dropped back to pass against the New England Patriots in a game at the Hoosier Dome on Nov. 18, 1984. Schlichter was a Colt 1984-85, starting six games.
Indianapolis Colts quarterback Art Schlichter (10) dropped back to pass against the New England Patriots in a game at the Hoosier Dome on Nov. 18, 1984. Schlichter was a Colt 1984-85, starting six games.

Despite being the No. 4 overall pick in the 1982 NFL draft, Schlichter played in only 13 career NFL games across four years.

Missing the 1983 season due to a gambling suspension, Schlichter lost all six starts for the Baltimore-turned-Indianapolis Colts, completing only 45%of his 202 pass attempts for four total touchdowns and 11 interceptions.

In only one 1985 appearance, Schlichter completed 12 of 25 pass attempts for 107 yards with two interceptions.

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