Starting quarterback: Anthony Brown
Backup: Robby Ashford
Man, have my projections for the quarterback position ever changed after watching the spring game. Before the spring game, I had Anthony Brown with a slight edge with Ty Thompson pushing him for the backup spot. Never did I think I’d have Robby Ashford fighting for that starting job, but after watching how electric he can be in this offense, it’s pretty clear he raises the ceiling.
Thompson could very well be the starter at some point this year or even next season but he’s new to the system and needs to learn the ropes before he can take the reins.
Brown was solid in the spring game but not nearly as exciting as Ashford. He was accurate, took some shots, and scored the game-winning two-point conversion with no time left.
Jay Butterfield was decent and showed some flashes of being that next starter but I just don’t see him ahead of Ashford on the depth chart after spring ball. Ashford reminds me of Vernon Adams Jr. with a little more explosion with his legs.
Let’s just say the quarterback position is loaded and Mario Cristobal can’t go wrong with any of his choices.