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Does Syracuse Need A Quarterback?

In college football today, there is nothing more important than your quarterback. Just remember what happened when Jordan Travis got hurt and Florida State missed the playoffs because of it. The thought of playing your backup can keep you out of the playoff. Syracuse got its starting quarterback for next year in the transfer portal from Ohio State. Kyle McCord has huge expectations. He looked the part this spring. But what happens if McCord goes down? Does Syracuse have a good plan?

Quarterback injuries are nothing new to Syracuse. It seems like every year there’s some sort of injury and the Orange end the season with a different starter than they started with. The last two seasons, its been Garrett Shrader injuries that have led to Carlos Del Rio Wilson getting starts. We all remember how those went. Braden Davis came in last year as a freshman but the coaching staff showed that it in now way believed he could take the ball. Davis was getting snaps but at wide receiver. Jakahri Williams is a great prospect but can you trust a true freshman to take the ball if Del Rio Wilson gets hurt?

Fran Brown already hinted to the fact that the team is looking for more players in the portal. You have to assume if the third-string quarterback has a chance to fully change positions, it is because there is another one coming in. The quarterback that starter for Pitt against Syracuse this year, Christian Veilleux visited Central New York last weekend. The QB did announce his commitment to Georiga State but it proves that Brown is searching for another option behind Kyle McCord. He needs to sure up the QB room. Davis and Del Rio Wilson have shown they just can’t be relied on to step up. With the recent history at quarterback, there needs to be a strong backup.

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