It’s been a long, winding road for Kedon Slovis in the college ranks. He started his career with USC and looked like a revelation, passing for 3,500 yards and 30 touchdowns as a freshman, but injuries piled up and he was never quite as effective as the Trojans’ starter.
Then Slovis moved to Pitt after three years where he passed for 2,397 yards and just 10 touchdowns with nine picks while replacing Kenny Pickett.
Now, he’s with BYU football.
The Cougars are looking to replace Jaren Hall who was really good as the full-time starter but the rest of the team was underwhelming so he never got the praise he deserved.
Slovis is going to have some big shoes to fill, following in the footsteps of both Zach Wilson and Hall.
What can we expect from Slovis in 2023 with BYU football?
While Slovis hasn’t quite been the same quarterback that he was as a true freshman with USC in which he looked like a future Heisman contender, he still showed flashes.
Pitt just wasn’t a great fit for him and it showed. And now he’ll get a fresh start.
What is Slovis capable of within this BYU offense? I think he could have the same type of success that both Wilson and Hall did. Maybe not quite the same, but he could throw for 3,000-plus yards with 20-plus touchdowns and a completion rate of around 65 percent which is what he had before he went to Pitt.
It all depends on how the rest of the Cougars adjust to Big 12 life. Recruiting is going to have to take a step forward and BYU is going to have to put some dudes on the field, but Slovis is good enough to make the players around him better. If he’s in the right spot, that is.
I think BYU is a good fit for Slovis.