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The Farrell 50: Quarterbacks

Farrell 50 Quarterbacks

Farrell 50 Quarterbacks

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]I recently came out with my Farrell 50 at the quarterback position for the 2022 season. Here’s the entire list and explanations of some of the more controversial picks in each group of 10.

Spots 50-41

Bo Nix at 48 caused a stir as some people felt that was way too low for the Oregon QB and some felt he wouldn’t even win the job over Ty Thompson. Even if Nix is the starter he’s just not shown me enough consistency to be any higher.

Haynes King at Texas A&M also raised some eyebrows as he hasn’t won the job over Max Johnson. I feel Johnson would be in that 45 range as well however.

And some felt FSU QB Jordan Travis is better than some ahead of him but until he shows more consistency and a higher ceiling he will be just fine at 42.

Spots 40-31

Fresno State QB Jake Haener is criminally underrated at No. 40 according to some and they might be right. I’ve just never been blow away despite the stats and he has a new coach now to adjust to.

Oklahoma State QB Spencer Sanders at No. 38 is low I’ll admit, and he will likely be higher by mid season. It’s just that when he was off he was really off and looked terrible at times. Maybe I’m too hard on him.

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Kansas State QB Adrian Martinez drew the ire of many at No. 37 and I get it. But he has so much more talent at KSU than he did at Nebraska so we shall see.

And some people think Kedon Slovis at Pitt will do what Kenny Pickett did and that Maryland QB Taulia Tagovailoa should be much higher and one of the best in the Big Ten. They are wrong about both.

Spots 30-21

Michigan State QB Payton Thorne at No. 30 behind underachievers DJ Uiagalelei at Clemson and Anthony Richardson at Florida was a big sticking point and people could be right. The latter two have just such a higher ceiling. Richardson at No. 26 was polarizing as some felt he should be top 10 (which is ridiculous) based on his NFL skillset and others felt he should be behind many others who actually produced. His No. 26 ranking was a mix of his ceiling with snippets of what I saw when he was healthy.

Texas QB Quinn Ewers at No. 27 was a big talking point. He hasn’t played but his arm is so special I took a chance. I felt the same about guys like Trevor Lawrence going into their first year. There’s too much skill to leave off.

Spots 20-11

Stetson Bennett and UGA fans were ticked at his No. 20 ranking since he won a national title and all. But based on skill level and production I felt good about his ranking.

Oddly Spencer Rattler at No. 16 didn’t draw many complaints and only a few people felt KJ Jefferson from Arkansas should be higher than No. 11.

Spots 10-1

Kentucky QB Will Levis was the big complaint at No. 6 but based on his amazing arm talent and ceiling I felt he had to be that high.

The top three were consensus for the most part although some felt Ohio State QB CJ Stroud should be No. 1.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]