These college football QBs are on the cusp of a major breakout in 2016. Be sure to keep an eye on them whether or not you are a fan betting at SBG Global or just a fan.
Austin Allen. Arkansas made an odd choice when head coach Bret Bielema named Allen his starter more than a week before the Razorbacks’ spring game. The Razorbacks seem to have confidence in Allen, the younger brother of former starter Brandon Allen. Dan Enos gets to work closely with the Allen, who has played in only eight games of during his Arkansas career. Allen is inheriting four of his older brother’s top five receiving targets from last season, such as Drew Morgan. Allen should be able to pick up right where the “Air Hogs” left off last season.
Brett Rypien. The Broncos look ready for the future thanks to Rypien. As a freshman, Rypien threw for 20 touchdowns and eight interceptions while averaging almost eight yards per passing attempt. He was an All-Mountain West first-teamer and Freshman of the Year. When he was on last season, his play was impressive for a young QB. He completed over 63% of his attempts and threw for multiple touchdowns in 6 different games, leading the conference in passing. After going through the peaks and valleys of a freshman starter, Rypien is ready for success for the Broncos in 2016.
Lamar Jackson. Jackson has all it takes to be a major star this fall. He had an uneven freshman season, but when finally turned loose toward the end of the year, the results spoke for themselves. He threw for at least 100 yards and rushed for 100 more in five different games, and his season finale was a rare 200-and-200 performance. The Florida native has changed how Bobby Petrino calls his offense in Louisville. Jackson needed to work on his pass accuracy this offseason, and seems to have done so, completing 24 of 29 passes for 519 yards in a recent spring game.
Brent Stockstill. Stockstill’s last season’s numbers indicated that big things were to come out of Murfreesboro. One of only 12 quarterbacks in the country to throw for at least 4,000 yards, and the only freshman. Stockstill completed two-thirds of his passes, hit the 30-touchdown mark and finished with single-digit interceptions. Under the direction of new offensive coordinator Tony Franklin, who has a reputation for developing strong quarterbacks in his spread system, Stockstill might be the next big quarterback in the Group of Five leagues. Stockstill will rely on Richie James and Terry Pettis.
Mitch Trubisky. Trubisky played a limited number of snaps last season for North Carolina but what he did show was awe-inspiring. He completed 40 of 47 passes, averaged 11.8 yards per attempt and threw six touchdowns to zero interceptions. If Trubisky can translate those skills to North Carolina’s big-play attack, the Tar Heels should once again catch the attention of people who bet on college football.