The QB position is solidified
At first glance, it might seem as if the QB position has been defined by chaos in 2022. After all, the Red Raiders have already had to start three different players at that spot in just six games. However, Tech should feel confident in the fact that the QB position is in great shape both now and for the foreseeable future.
Much of that confidence is based on the sterling debut performance of redshirt freshman Behren Morton who threw for 379 yards and accounted for three touchdowns in his first career start this past Saturday against Oklahoma State. Now, it is fair to suggest that he’s earned a second start when Tech returns to the field on October 22nd against West Virginia.
Still, the QB position is in a bit of flux for the rest of the season. When senior Tyler Shough is cleared to return, what will his role be? How will Donovan Smith factor into the equation (assuming that he’s healthy)? Those are some tough questions that Joey McGuire and offensive coordinator Zach Kittley must answer.
Still, there is every reason to believe that this position group is in great shape. That’s because all three of the players in the mix have proven capable of winning games at the Power 5 level.
What’s more, we now know that Morton is the future of the program. That gives Tech a clear vision of what the next three-plus years could look like on offense.
It’s been since the Pat Mahomes era in 2015-16 that the QB position has been as solid at Texas Tech as it is in 2022. That’s something that has to be music to Texas Tech football fans’ ears because no matter which way this program goes at QB, it appears that Tech has options that can win games both this year and moving forward.