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Five Biggest Questions for Northwestern in 2020, No. 2: How will Northwestern’s starting quarterback improve this season?

Over the past few months, we’ve covered nearly every aspect of the upcoming Northwestern football season. This week, we continue our offseason coverage by looking at the five biggest questions surrounding Northwestern football in 2020.

At number two of these five ranked questions, we examine how the quarterback room will improve this season. We say “how will” as opposed to “will” because frankly it has to.

Prior to 2019, Northwestern enjoyed a period of stability from its quarterbacks dating back to the start of the Pat Fitzgerald era. C.J. Bacher, Mike Kafka, Dan Persa, Trevor Siemian and Clayton Thorson were all solid, multi-year starters during their respective careers, leading NU to nine bowl appearances in thirteen seasons.