There are a lot of very fine quarterbacks back for the 2018 college football season, but none of them are better than the guys in the Big 12.
It all starts with Will Grier at West Virginia. Grier, who had a tough go of it at Florida before transferring, is a Heisman Trophy candidate who, if he picks up where he got hurt last season, will be the very best college football has to offer. He is athletic, with a dynamic arm, and he makes plays all over the field. Expect a stellar season for Grier as he busts back out from a midseason broken finger.
Charlie Brewer at Baylor might be one of the best players you have never heard of in college. Brewer is from a football family, where his brother was the starting QB at Virginia Tech, and his grandfather and father were both quarterbacks at Texas. This kid is inexperienced, but he is a phenomenal athlete. Expect him to have a banner year as Baylor tries to rebuild.
TCU returns starter Shawn Robinson to a team that has very high expectations for 2018. Robinson led his high school team to a Texas state championship, so he is picking up in college right were he left off in high school. He is accurate, mobile, athletic, with an arm similar to Grier’s, so expect him to really flourish this season, his second in TCU’s system.
Jeff Duffy at Texas Tech has a problem. He can’t stay out of trouble. The quarterback was suspended twice last season, both in-season and during Spring practice. But, there is no denying Duffy’s talent. If he can play an entire season, Kliff Kingsbury has something special going on at Texas Tech. T-Tech QB’s have put up staggering numbers under Kingsbury, so expect Duffy — if he does things right — to be the best in a long line of great ones.
No other conference has as much depth at QB as this conference. Time will tell if they can reach their potential, but if the do in 2018 it will show that the Big 12 have the best batch of quarterbacks in the country.