Nebraska has the Best QB in the B1G

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  1. jeans15

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    The 10 best college football quarterbacks for the 2019 season
    PAUL MYERBERG| USA TODAY
    Updated 8:13 a.m. CDT June 5, 2019


    College Football Offseason Rankings
    SportsPulse: USA TODAY Sports’ Paul Myerberg breaks down his college football offseason rankings
    USA TODAY
    USA TODAY Sports is getting ready for the 2019 college football season by breaking down the best players at each position in the Bowl Subdivision. Up first: the quarterbacks.


    A list of the nation's best quarterbacks can essentially double as a preseason list of the top Heisman Trophy contenders — only one non-quarterback, Alabama running Derrick Henry, has taken home the Heisman this decade.

    As expected, it's a grouping led by the two starters in January's championship game: Clemson's Trevor Lawrence and Alabama's Tua Tagovailoa. After that pair comes a run of quarterbacks set to make noise in 2019 and beyond.

    1. Trevor Lawrence, Clemson (Soph.)

    Lawrence tossed just four interceptions against 30 touchdowns during his first year on campus, capped by his 347-yard, near-perfect performance against the Crimson Tide. That's just a taste of what's to come for a sophomore already compared to some of the great prospects at his position in recent history — including Peyton Manning.
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    Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence prepares to take a snap during his team's game against North Carolina State in 2018.
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    2. Tua Tagovailoa, Alabama (Jr.)

    An otherwise dreamy 2018 season came to a relative thud at the end, with an unpredictably sour showing in the SEC championship against Georgia preceding the Tide's shocking loss to the Tigers. That's taken some wind out of his sails, but only to a point: Tagovailoa is still a star who grabs attention in a way no college quarterback has since Tim Tebow.


    3. Justin Herbert, Oregon (Sr.)

    Herbert's decision to return for his senior season is good for his eventual draft prospects — he's deep in contention for being the top quarterback on the board for 2020 — and even better news for Oregon, which hopes to ride Hebert's skill set to a Pac-12 championship and major bowl. Herbert is tall, strong-armed and extremely intelligent, a package that speaks to NFL talent gurus.

    4. Sam Ehlinger, Texas (Jr.)

    Former Oklahoma starter Kyler Murray forced Ehlinger's strong 2018 season into the background, leading many even in Big 12 country to ignore his strong grasp of Tom Herman's scheme in his second season with the program. Ehlinger is a bruising runner and a developing passer, and should put together the sort of numbers that when teamed with the Longhorns' potential success should make him a dark-horse Heisman contender.

    5. Jake Fromm, Georgia (Jr.)

    Fromm finished last season ranked in the top 12 nationally in touchdowns, completion percentage, yards per attempt and efficiency rating. Few noticed. Supremely reliable and extremely undervalued, Fromm's national reputation hasn't caught up with his production. Another Georgia run to the College Football Playoff might change that.

    Jake Fromm led Georgia to the College Football Playoff in 2017 and the SEC title game in 2018.
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    6. K.J. Costello, Stanford (Jr.)

    Like Herbert, Costello could've put his name into the ring for the recent NFL draft but demurred; as with Herbert, it was the right move. Costello is a fairly unknown commodity on a national level but has the talent and coaching to bloom into an All-America contender and Stanford's best quarterback prospect since Andrew Luck.

    7. Adrian Martinez, Nebraska (Soph.)

    It might be too soon to anoint Martinez as one of the nation's best, but the potential is there for the Nebraska sophomore to make an under-the-radar charge at some end-of-season hardware. He was a revelation amid the Cornhuskers' debut under Scott Frost, who has helped to develop his fair share of quarterback standouts. Martinez will be his latest star.


    8. Shea Patterson, Michigan (Sr.)

    Patterson was a five-star prospect who has played at a four-star level — not that there's anything wrong with that. But if spring takeaways are to be believed, Patterson may blossom in Michigan's turn toward a more modernized offensive scheme. The ability is there for Patterson to match his five-star billing.

    9. Jalen Hurts, Oklahoma (Sr.)

    America's favorite backup quarterback now has the chance to return to the starting role, and at a place famous for its ability to turn transfers into Heisman winners, no less. Hurts might not be as capable a thrower as his two predecessors under center but he has the experience, athleticism and leadership qualities to flourish in a system tweaked to fit his skills.
     
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    I'll get back with ya after Week 6 .....
    I'll feel more confident in evaluating Justin Fields by then.
     
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    Great example of a smart heads up move by Martinez to make sure a defender doesn’t catch the tipped ball for an easy TD.
    This is why he’s the best QB in the B1G.
     
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    In preseason ....
     
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    I would agree. Triple threat.
     
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    Had me going there until Shea Patterson showed, not I see its a parody.
     
  8. jeans15

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    Shots fired?
     
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    Any list with Ehlinger and Patterson on it.........is idiotic and invalid.

    Too bad for Martinez.

    Laughing
     
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    If that shot was from Patterson chances are it missed its target by a mile.
     
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    Lol. This.
     
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    Yall can have the "best QB in the Big Ten" I'll take the most complete team any day. Nebraska reminds me of Louisville a few years ago. Great QB and nothing else. Not a formula for success against great teams.
     
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    BucksLAN has condescending things to say in a Husker thread. Shocking.
     
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    Damn straight. And I know if I made this thread about Justin Fields, Huskers fans would find their way into that thread too.
     
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    The future best QB in the B1G.

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    Over Justin Fields?


    I don't think so ......
     
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    Well we know we can score with nobodies on Ohio St so we should be ok there.

    Its the defense we are concerned about.

    Adding 3 4 star dlineman this year will hopefully help.
     
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    Sometimes you just gotta love OSU fans. Lol
     
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    Hey ... I have no problem with Martinez being the preseason #1 pick in the B1G.

    But when we start talking about kids who haven't played a snap. My money is on the guy who's the second highest rated dual-threat in the history of national recruiting rankings.
     
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    Big difference, you’re guy is unproven in the B1G. Of course I’ll be the first to post a hearty congratulations if he takes tOSU to the B1G champ game and beyond.
     
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    Condescending or not.............


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    Peyton Mansell > other Big Ten QBs
     
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    No, you know you can score on last year's defense. You don't know about this year's defense.
     
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    No, don't pander to them. We're trying to stop Ohio State from winning the championship every year. That's a bad thing.....Bad thing, Husker fan......Baaaad.
     
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    After Sunshine at #1 it’s all a guess. Putting Shea Patterson up there is a joke
     
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    He's a fantastic talent. If he stays healthy he'll have a great (3 year) career at Nebraska ;)

    My only concern long term is the conference is a physical grind, and QB's in the B10 tend to get a bit beat up over more than 2 years of play.

    Keep him healthy though, he'll be pretty damn good.
     
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    And vice versa
     
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    I agree, however, any QB can get hurt regardless of style. Not necessarily apples to apples, but Denard Robinson started 26 games 2010 and 2011 and shared time in 2012, but not due to injury for Michigan.
     
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    Well that’s nice. FSU has one of the top 5 QB’s in the ACC Atlantic. So there.
     
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    We’ll see.
     
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    I bet you Nate Stanley (Iowa) gets drafted higher than him.
     
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    I'll gladly take that bet. Stanley is incredibly inconsistent with the deep ball. He might have an NFL frame but he doesnt have an NFL arm. Martinez also fits the build for the style of offense many NFL teams are moving to.
     
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    Better get used to it because almost every QB list right now has Ehlinger on it.
     
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    Will Martinez be drafted as a QB?
     
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    If he can be a little more consistent...


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    He will be drafted higher than Stanley, as a QB. I think he will leave after his Junior season barring injuries.
     
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    Lol at one fvcking gif being used as justification as consistent.

    He struggles with the deep ball. You know it and I know it.
     
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    I wasn’t being sarcastic. I agree with you , albeit I do think he has a strong enough arm. Just showing the gif as a ceiling if he is more consistent...like 60%+ completion rate. The deep ball has gotten better but the miss against PSU last year still haunts me.
     
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    Ehlinger is the real deal and this year will be his year and quite possibly Texas’s year to make the playoffs. Herman has finally developed toughness and a sense of urgency among the players and with the talent Texas has and will continue to recruit they are becoming one of the elite programs again. It’s about time too
     
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    Martinez reminds me of a bigger R Wilson. Incredible pocket presence and very accurate. He has that 6th sense in the pocket that I hate of an opposing QB. TBD if he has Wilson’s big game theatrics (outside of Lincoln).
     
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