1. There are too many talented wideouts being underutilized
This is probably the one thing that bothers me the most about the quarterback situation: Anthony Brown is not utilizing his talented receiving corps nearly enough.
At least when Tyler Shough was the starter last season, he was tossing the ball around to guys like Devon Williams, Mycah Pittman, and Johnny Johnson III, but Brown’s top receiver through five games has just 11 catches for 162 yards. Johnson III leads the way and is just one of three targets who has over 100 receiving yards on the season.
Mycah Pittman is second on the team with just five catches for 136 yards and Jaylon Redd is third with seven catches for 119 yards.
Kris Hutson, Josh Delgado, Dont’e Thornton, Troy Franklin, and tight end Terrance Ferguson are all under 100 yards receiving which is disappointing given the talent level of all those guys. With a top-tier passer, the Ducks could have far more 100-yard receivers but instead, they’re going underutilized.
Ty Thompson has shown that he can spread the ball around and he even had an impressive 54-yard touchdown pass to Thornton against Stony Brook. We need to see more of that.