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Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Articles tagged: Jake Browning

10 best quarterbacks in college football

Lamar Jackson

College football is loaded with quality quarterbacks. Many will contend for the Heisman Trophy in 2017, including last year’s winner. A good team generally starts with a good quarterback, after all, so the position is of great importance.

Who are the nation’s best quarterbacks? Here is a list of ten who will dominate in the upcoming season.

10) Jalen Hurts, Alabama

Hurts ranks on this list despite not being the most polished passer in the world. He’s very much a work in progress, but to quarterback the Crimson Tide to a College Football Playoff final in one’s freshman season is no small thing. Alabama reached the title game because of him, too, not in spite of him; Hurts put together some strong performances.

Hurts threw 23 touchdowns and nine interceptions in 15 games, but he didn’t throw a pick in the SEC Championship or the CFP. He ended up throwing for 2,780 yards and rushing for another 954, making him a valuable dual-threat quarterback. He threw for a score and rushed for another in Alabama’s title game loss to Clemson — the only loss Hurts played in last season.

Hurts is on this list as much for what he will do as what he has done. Only a sophomore, he has a bright future ahead of him, and should be even better in 2017.

9) Josh Rosen, UCLA


Jake Browning had to do 500 push-ups for finger point

Jake Browning Washington

Washington quarterback Jake Browning has led a revival in Seattle this season, but he is catching some heat for taunting during the Huskies’ last game.

During Washington’s 70-21 thrashing of Oregon, Browning scored on a 1-yard touchdown run in the first quarter for Washington’s first points of the game. Browning cruised into the end zone untouched and stuck his finger out to point at Oregon’s Jimmie Swain. He got a 15-yard penalty for taunting.

After the game, Browning got on himself for the taunting move, while his teammates supported him for it.

Huskies head coach Chris Petersen did not like the finger point and decided to punish his quarterback for it. The punishment was 500 push-ups. The incredible part is that Browning’s teammates offered to do some to chip in and help out Browning, though the coaches wouldn’t allow it to count towards the quarterback’s total.

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