2. Get ready for a whole lot of new quarterbacks in big places
Last year we had former Ohio State transfer Joe Burrow at LSU, Georgia transfer Justin Fields at Ohio State, Alabama transfer Jalen Hurts about to roll at Oklahoma, former Ole Miss transfer Shea Patterson getting it going at Michigan, former Ohio State Buckeye Tate Martell transferring to Mia …
They didn’t all work out as hoped, but the new transfer rules allowed great quarterbacks to get out and play.
Of course, it would’ve been nice if Hurts was on the Crimson Tide late last year, but his run with the Sooners was special.
This year, there’s … ?
But that’s a good thing. The offseason is going to be full of wild quarterback battles at big places that go right up until the start of the season.
Are you sure Mac Jones is going to be the starter at Alabama, or will super-recruit Bryce Young be ready to go right out of the box?
Is last year’s star get for Oklahoma – Spencer Rattler – ready to be the school’s next Heisman-caliber stat-stuffer?
Who’s going to step up at LSU? How about at Oregon? How about at Michigan?
Is Wake Forest transfer Jamie Newman really going to be the answer at Georgia? Will Feliepe Franks be healed up and ready to take over Arkansas, and will former Houston statical superstar D’Eriq King be the answer for Miami’s new offense?
If you want to get in early on the tech stock, if Stanford QB KJ Costello can stay in one piece, he’s going to be next year’s big shiny early NFL Draft pick after what he’s about to do under Mike Leach at Mississippi State.
And what about the established veterans who are about to emerge as main stage performers?
Can Kyle Trask be the one to lead Florida to the SEC title? Can Kedon Slovis do that again at USC, if the job really is his? Is Bo Nix ready to take a big step up at Auburn? Will Kellen Mond finally turn Texas A&M into a thing under Jimbo Fisher, and will Adrian Martinez ready to make Nebraska good at college football again?
Can Sam Ehlinger lead Texas to the Big 12 title? Can Minnesota’s Tanner Morgan be among the nation’s most efficient passers again? Just how good is Iowa State’s Brock Purdy? What can sophomore sensations Hendon Hooker at Virginia Tech and Jayden Daniels at Arizona State do to be even better?
Can anyone challenge Trevor Lawrence and Justin Fields?
Yeah. And it’s going to be a blast to find out who it’s going to be.