The Big Ten is chock full of top-tier quarterback talent heading into the upcoming college football season, but these guys are the cream of the crop. Here's our list of The 5 Best Quarterbacks In The Big Ten For 2015.
5. Tommy Armstrong Jr. - Nebraska Cornhuskers
There's one major reason to consider Armstrong as a breakout candidate in 2015 -- Mike Riley. The new Nebraska head coach has a penchant for spreading out his offenses and allowing his QBs to chuck and chuck and chuck. That's only going to help Armstrong's development as he'll be constantly challenged to better his reads and work through his progressions with efficiency. Armstrong's junior year is primed to be one to remember for fans in Lincoln.
4. Nate Sudfeld - Indiana Hoosiers
The dark horse of this group, Sudfeld's season came to abrupt end in 2014 due to a shoulder injury. However, he's widely regarded as one of the best pro prospects in the Big Ten, due to his 6-foot-5 frame and naturally big arm. Indiana may toil in relative football obscurity, but they've got a true gem in Sudfeld if he can come back 100% healthy.
3. Christian Hackenberg - Penn State Nittany Lions
Hackenberg went through some major growing pains as a sophomore, but he's got the pure, raw talent to reach the top of this list by season's end. If the offensive line can solidify itself and a receiver or two can emerge as a true threat, Hackenberg's dominant 350-yard performance in this past postseason's Pinstripe Bowl will only be the tip of his awesomeness iceberg.
2. Connor Cook - Michigan State Spartans
Cook's resume speaks for itself: 23-3 as a starter, 16-1 in Big Ten competition, and bowl wins in the Cotton and Rose. He's got a few hitches in his giddy-up when it comes to his decision making and footwork under duress, but he's a proven leader who could easily be the first QB off the board in the 2016 NFL Draft.
1. Cardale Jones/JT Barrett/Braxton Miller - Ohio State Buckeyes
Whoever ultimately wins the quarterback competition in Columbus will instantly thrust themselves to the front of the 2015 Heisman Trophy conversation. It's the ultimate QB controversy, but it's a heck of a problem to have for Urban Meyer choosing between three elite signal callers with championship-caliber talent and resolve. Or he could just combine them all into one super quarterback Power Rangers-style. Either way.Back to the NCAA Newsfeed