Three Preseason Storylines: The Importance of Braxton Miller

Braxton Miller is a huge piece to the puzzle of the Buckeye offense. Last season he threw for 2,094 yards and ran for 1,068. Coming into this season, the hype for the Heisman hopeful is high. Fans expect great things out of Braxton. Sure, there are many weapons surrounding him on the offense but Miller is the key piece to production for the Bucks. The key concern to this season is health. Will Braxton Miller be able to stay healthy?


I do believe Braxton will stay healthy. He has many weapons around him such as Dontre Wilson, Devin Smith and Ezekiel Elliot. The offense is full of weapons which could lead to less reliability on Miller. Having all of these athletes will help lead to the opposing defense to focus on other players other than Miller. It will definitely be interesting to see who else emerges in this fast offense.

Miller missed spring ball due to shoulder surgery. Braxton has also been limited this fall camp, but is expected to be ready for August 30th against Navy. As of right now there are still concerns whether he will be 100 percent. Urban Meyer stated that Braxton will be ready in time, despite still being limited in practice. It is definitely beneficial that Miller has had a good amount of time to recover. Buckeye fans should see a ready to go starting quarterback against Navy.

The importance of Braxton Miller is a lot higher with no proven backup Quarterback. Cardale Jones was just overtaken by Redshirt Freshman JT Barrett. Both players do not have much game experience. Fans saw Jones play in a couple of games but mostly just to run the ball. With no proven backup, the offense needs Braxton to run the show as much as possible.

Braxton Miller will be a huge part in this season’s offense. I believe he will have a breakout senior year. Look to see improvement in the passing game and players excel around Miller. Coming off a breakout year last year, everyone is excited to see another offense under Braxton Miller.

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