The Big Ten is on the rise with Ohio State winning the national championship and Jim Harbaugh hoping to bring Michigan back to prominence, all of which worked wonders for the perception of the conference. Here are the five best quarterbacks in the conference that will look to take their teams to new heights in 2015:
Nate Sudfeld had a shoulder injury end his season early, but he has all the tools and talent to play at the next level. He may not be an early round draft prospect, but with his size and ability to make all the throws have made him successful in the college ranks.
Armstrong is entering his third season of full-time play, and a lot more will be expected of him as a result. He's a premier dual-threat quarterback, and is looking to build on the 2,695 passing yards, 705 rushing yards, and 28 total touchdowns he recorded in 2014.
3) Christian Hackenberg, Penn State Nittany Lions
NFL scouts have been raving about Hackenberg’s physical skill set since his freshman year at Penn State. He did not have a great season in 2014, but that’s because he rarely had time to throw the ball. Penn State should have an improved offensive line, and another year with the receiving core should help Hackenberg have a breakout season in 2015.
Cook is widely considered one of the top NFL prospects in the college game, but scouts seem to agree that he needs another year of seasoning before he’ll be ready. He showed flashes of greatness for the Spartans this season, but he wasn’t the focal point of the offense. That will change next year with running back Jeremy Langford headed to the NFL, and his standing in the Big Ten hierarchy will come down to whether or not he can win the big games Michigan State wasn’t able to take this year.
Barrett, Jones, and Miller are all competing for the starting job, but all three are arguably the three best quarterbacks in the conference. Barrett on Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year last year, while Cardale Jones led the Buckeyes to the national title and Braxton Miller won Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year in 2012 and 2013. Ohio State will be in good hands no matter who's taking the snaps under center.Back to the NCAA Newsfeed