3. Where Are The Quarterbacks?
And you can say that for the last two seasons.
The conference of Baker Mayfield, and Kyler Murray, and Will Grier, and Mason Rudolph, and Patrick Mahomes, and on and on and on hasn’t done a whole lot lately to restock the shelves, partly because it hasn’t had to.
The grad transfer world has shaken up the most dangerous passing league in college football, and the recruiting classes reflected it.
Jalen Hurts left Alabama for Oklahoma, leading to Austin Kendall leaving OU for West Virginia. Kansas State’s Alex Delton took off to fight for the TCU job.
Baylor is set with Charlie Brewer, Texas has Sam Ehlinger, Texas Tech should be fine with Alan Bowman, and Iowa State has its man for the next few years in Brock Purdy.
Overall, the league didn’t need a slew of quarterbacks for this year. But there still weren’t a whole slew of big-time prospects being brought in to develop.
Oklahoma nailed it with Spencer Rattler, but that was about it. All of the other quarterbacks signed on were okay prospects, but hardly the killers you’d think this pass-happy league could get.
Wait until next year when the new coaches find their footing, and the quarterbacks – like Hudson Card likely going to Texas – start to come.