4. Q: Who has the bigger/weirder/more unpredictable/more interesting quarterback storyline?
Iowa QB Nate Stanley is terrific. He’s a decent mid-level pro prospect and a sure-thing, rock-solid starter who’ll once again fly under the radar. And why? The Big Ten is going to have quarterback storyline after storyline all throughout the season.
Shea Patterson is absolutely, positively the Michigan starting quarterback … sort of. All bets are off when it comes to quarterbacks and Jim Harbaugh. Dylan McCaffrey could become a big, big part of the Big Ten race.
Is Justin Fields amazing? He had better be, because the Ohio State quarterback situation is a toothpick thin behind him.
Is Brian Lewerke going to give Michigan State an offense this year? Is Artur Sitkowski going to give Rutgers an offense this year?
Sean Clifford at Penn State … let’s go. True freshman Isaiah Williams at Illinois … let’s go. Virginia Tech transfer Josh Jackson landing at Maryland … really, LET’S GO.
Indiana is shockingly loaded with depth and talent – get ready for that to be a big deal across the national landscape when it comes to having a solid No. 2 guy – helped by Jack Tuttle transferring in from Utah.
Minnesota might just be a sneaky-good player in the Big Ten West race, but it needs Zach Annexstad or Tanner Morgan to be great.
Wisconsin is absolutely a player in the Big Ten West race, but it needs super-recruit Graham Mertz to be great.
Clemson transfer Hunter Johnson might just be the most talented quarterback Northwestern has had since … ever? He is if you believe the recruiting rankings.
Elijah Sindelar has the potential to put up astronomical numbers considering Purdue’s receiving corps. Adrian Martinez has the potential to put up astronomical numbers considering Scott Frost’s Nebraska offense.
This is going to be a blast.