Heading into the 2023 college football season, here are five quarterbacks that are poised for breakout seasons.
College football is becoming more and more defined by the play of the quarterback. Elite quarterbacks mean everything in the sport and while having great defenses, pass rushers, receivers, and all that matters too, QB is the game’s most important position for a reason.
What’s interesting is that heading into the 2023 college football season, a number of the elite programs are going to have new starting quarterbacks.
Georgia, the two-time defending national champions, will have a new starting quarterback. So will Alabama, Ohio State, Clemson, Penn State, and TCU. That’s most of the teams that took part in the New Years Six bowl games a season ago.
Of course, not every star quarterback is a household name before becoming a star. C.J. Stroud and also Bryce Young weren’t really proven commodities until they stepped on the field and showed what they can do.
Now, it’s time for some different college football quarterbacks to take the stage, and here are five that are poised for breakout seasons in 2023.
Carson Beck, Georgia
Beck hasn’t played much and has just 58 career pass attempts. However, last season, the Bulldogs quarterback completed 74.3 percent of his passes and threw for touchdowns. Beck is 6-foot-4, 215 pounds and he’ll have the benefit of throwing to Brock Bowers.
Georgia always has an elite offensive line, an elite group of running backs, and a solid group of pass catchers. The point is, Beck won’t suffer from a shortage of weapons.
There is also talk of him being a Heisman candidate in 2023, based on what some observers have seen this spring, according to Clint Brewster of 247 sports. UGA is going to need a quarterback to step up next season if it wants to win three national titles in a row and Beck is my bet right now.
I also think he’s a name we’ll be talking about as one of the better quarterbacks in college football by the season’s end.