Ohio State’s QB battle is heating up.

Kyle McCord and Devin Brown are expected to be the primary contenders for the starting job. Both players served as backups to CJ Stroud a year ago and arrived in Columbus as highly-touted prospects.

Tristan Gebbia is another quarterback addition from earlier this offseason. Gebbia joins the Buckeyes as a veteran signal caller who had a long career at Oregon State, but is expected to be a backup in 2023.

On Wednesday, Gebbia gave his perspective on both McCord and Brown as Ohio State moves through fall camp.

“I think Devin has a way of extending plays,” Gebbia said. “Kyle’s been around longer. He has depth of knowledge in the system, but I think Devin is catching up.

“It’s impressive the amount of knowledge they both have.”

McCord is entering his 3rd season at Ohio State. Last season, he completed 16-of-20 passes for 190 yards and 1 touchdown.

Brown is a bit more inexperienced. Last season was his first campaign in Columbus. He saw some playing time behind Stroud and McCord last season, but did not attempt a pass.

Ohio State opens the 2023 season against Indiana on Sept. 2.