As Nebraska football turns the page on 2022 National Signing D ay and looks towards the future, I like where they are at. After all the festivities were over on Wednesday, Nebraska football head coach Scott Frost talked about the quarterbacks. There is going to be a quarterback competition. For the first time in quite a while, that doesn’t scare me.
Now when you look at who Nebraska was able to bring in, it was obviously an upgrade of talent. Casey Thompson is a pocket-passer with a strong arm. He can run out of the pocket a little bit, but that’s not his main goal. That is totally fine with me, as he has the arm to not have to scramble.
From everything I’ve seen, Chubba Purdy can make quick decisive reads and get the ball out quickly to the receivers. He too is a quarterback who prefers to stay in the pocket. He can scramble to keep plays alive, but that’s not his main style of play. Instead, he just focuses on getting the ball out. In any event, it is a low-risk, high reward type of play style.
With the way that both of these quarterbacks play, it should lead to efficiency. When you look at all of the new additions Nebraska football made at the wide receiver position, it is setting up for a recipe for success.
Frost won’t commit to a specific quarterback. He wants to see both of the signal-callers battle it out. in past years, I would have been nervous about the quarterback battle. I didn’t have as much confidence in the depth at the quarterback position as I do now. All three of the main quarterbacks in the room are extremely talented. For those complaining that there are too many quarterbacks in the room, that’s exactly how the head coach likes it.
“We usually (like to) carry five scholarship guys. We were down to three returning, so we felt like we needed to get the numbers back up,” Frost said of why two additions seemed right. “Looking forward to some competition at some of these positions and that being one of them. But there are a lot of new faces, new additions that are going to be compete with our guys and push them.
“We’re going to let the best man win. But we felt like in order to get that position back to where we felt it should be that maybe adding two, and if we found the two right ones, we wanted them.”
I’m excited to see how this all shakes out. For the first time in quite a while, a Nebraska football quarterback competition may be welcome.