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The new, young superstar dual-threat quarterbacks who were supposed to take over college football by storm, aren’t.
At least not yet.
However, the pro-style prospects are the young ones about to kick it all in.
Let’s give the true freshmen a free pass for now.
Alabama’s Bryce Young wasn’t able to beat out Mac Jones right away, but he’ll be fantastic when he gets his shot.
Shane Illingworth, though, was one of the better quarterback recruits in the Mike Gundy era, and he started to look the part against Kansas this week with a razor-sharp performance.
Those are the 2020 recruits, though. In the new world of ready-made quarterbacks, the 2019 class is supposed to be the group that’s stepping up and shining.
Out of the Rivals top pro-style prospects, Bo Nix has taken his lumps at Auburn and – Georgia loss aside – is the franchise for the next few years.
With Jack Coan hurting his foot, the Graham Mertz era might start sooner than expected at Wisconsin, Hank Bachmeier is already a name-guy at Boise State, and North Carolina’s Sam Howell is one of the ACC’s brightest young passing stars.
And in one of the weekend’s biggest moments, TCU’s Max Duggan showed off why he’s so special in the big win over Texas.
However, the dual-threat guys aren’t getting it done.
Spencer Rattler has all the skills to be amazing, but … why, again, isn’t D’Eriq King an Oklahoma Sooner? Rattler will be great in time, but going 0-2 in the Big 12 is never, ever, ever going to be acceptable for this program.
D’Wan Mathis was a great get for Georgia two seasons ago, but he struggled in the opener against Arkansas, and now it should be the Stetson Bennett show until JT Daniels is 100% and ready – maybe. Bennett is looking like the main man until there’s a problem.
Out of the Rivals top 20 dual-threat quarterbacks of 2019. only Rattler, UCF’s Dillon Gabriel, and when Arizona State gets going again, Jayden Daniels are starting for their respective teams.
It’s still about the old guys.
In the latest AP top 25, just four teams have an underclassmen who is or will be the starter – assuming everyone stays healthy.
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