Oregon football has a problem on its hands heading into fall camp. The Ducks have a major question mark at quarterback, but Ty Thompson and Anthony Brown are in the midst of a heated battle.
The Ducks haven’t made an announcement on the starter just yet with the season nearing a kickoff next weekend and that means Thompson and Brown are neck-and-neck.
Here’s why Thompson should be the starter over the veteran Brown.
3. He’s made rapid progress since the spring
Oregon has a tough decision to make and Ty Thompson has made it even harder since the end of spring ball.
Thompson looked to be the third or fourth option not too long ago but he has made up some serious ground since spring ball and that’s a good sign for his progression. He looked a little raw in the spring but now that he’s in a two-man battle for the starting job, it seems as if he’s matured quite a bit and has a much better handle on the playbook.
Plus, the fact that Mario Cristobal hasn’t named a starter just yet is a good sign for Thompson because it shows that he’s right in the thick of things and is making this a tough choice.
In the spring, I was worried that he wouldn’t see the field at all this season because of his OK performance, but he has turned heads this fall and that’s a good sign for the Ducks.
Thompson has made some rapid progress and that’s bad news for the rest of the quarterbacks on the roster because it looks like he’s at least locked up the starting job for next season — but my money is on this season as well.