USC's Star QB, Kedon Slovis, looks to lead the Trojans to a Pac-12 Title.
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1. Kedon Slovis (USC)
Kedon Slovis burst on the scene in 2019 after an injury to starter JT Daniels and quickly proved he was the real deal. Against the Cardinal, Slovis completed 28 of 33 passes for 377 yards and 3 touchdowns in a 45-20 win. Slovis hasn't slowed down since that dominant debut and has 47 career touchdown passes with just 16 interceptions and has an excellent 158.2 career QB rating. Slovis enters 2021 as a projected top 10 pick and if he can take his game to the next level, the Trojans could find themselves in the College Football Playoff.
2. Jayden Daniels (ASU)
Arizona State's Jayden Daniels was the Pac-12's other star freshman in 2019. His poise as a freshman was beyond his years and he seemingly always makes the right decision while not making costly mistakes. Daniels has 22 career touchdown passes and just 3 interceptions while rushing for 578 yards. Daniels has a similar game to former Clemson QB Deshaun Watson and if he can become more dynamic in the pass game and carry a heavier load then he could see himself climb into the 1st Round of the NFL Draft.
3. Dorian Thompson-Robinson (UCLA)
DTR came to the Bruins as the 36th ranked recruit in the country and big things were expected instantly for the talented signal caller. The Bruin QB was effective his first two seasons but broke out his Junior season when he was 2nd Team All-Pac-12 in 2020, while leading an outstanding and dangerous offense. Thompson-Robinson has 40 career touchdown passes, 20 interceptions, 572 rushing yards and a career passer rating of 135.6
4. Charlie Brewer (Utah)
Landing Charlie Brewer as a transfer from Baylor gives the Utes a realistic shot at competing for the Pac-12 Title in 2021. Brewer has proven he can perform at a high level and win games as seen by his efforts in 2019 when he led Baylor to an 11 win season and an appearance in the Sugar Bowl. For his career, the new Utah QB has 65 career touchdown passes, 28 interceptions and has 1,039 career rushing yards with 22 touchdowns.
5. Anthony Brown (Oregon)
The Ducks feature a deep and talented QB room but Brown figures to be the starter in 2021 due to his experience. In limited time in 2020, Brown was able to make big plays with both his arm and legs and showed enough to force the transfer of Tyler Shough to Texas Tech. Brown has 42 career touchdown passes, 20 interceptions and 463 career rushing yards.
6. Chase Garbers (Cal)
Many people were high on Cal last season and saw them as a dark horse contender for the Pac-12 Title but the Bears disappointed and part of that was due to Garbers not improving as much as expected. Garbers was injured a decent amount in 2019 but when healthy the Golden Bears were finding ways to win games and he finished with 14 touchdown passes and 3 interceptions. Garbers followed that season up with 6 touchdown passes, 3 interceptions and a lowly 120.3 QB rating. We're putting Garbers 6th here and that may be too high if he doesn't gets back to the level of play he showed in 2019.
7. Dylan Morris (Washington)
Morris came to Washington as a highly touted 4 star recruit and was able to earn the starting job as a Freshman in 2020. Morris didn't play enough games last season to give us enough tape to fully judge how he will perform going forward but he seems to be a tough gunslinging QB who just knows how to win games. The Husky QB still needs to hold off Patrick O'Brien in Fall Camp but Morris seemingly should improve from his performance last season.
8. Jarrett Guarantano (WSU)
Jayden de Laura is currently indefinitely suspended for a DUI and that puts Tennessee transfer Guarantano in the driver's seat to be the starting QB for the Cougs. Guarantano received mix reviews with the Volunteers but is a decent starter and has 38 touchdown passes and 17 interceptions for his career. Rolovich has a QB friendly system and if Guarantano is the man he could put up some big numbers.
9. Sam Noyer (Colorado)
Noyer impressed early in 2020 and ended up 2nd Team All-Pac-12 but fell apart in the final games of the season and now finds himself in a QB competition once again. In the final 3 games last season, Noyer threw just 2 touchdowns and 5 interceptions while completing 47% of his passes. Noyer feels like a boom or bust prospect on this list where he could end up as one of the best QB's in the conference or find himself without a starting job come the Fall.
10. Tristan Gebbia (OSU)
Gebbia transferred to Corvallis from Nebraska and was solid in the shortened 2020 season. The OSU signal caller has 5 career touchdown passes, 4 interceptions and a 119 QB rating.
11. Jack West (Stanford)
Stanford seemingly always has excellent QB play so it feels strange to have their Quarterback this low on the list but West has simply not shown much when he has played. While Mills was out against Oregon last season, West stepped in and only completed 13 passes for 154 yards.
12. Gunner Cruz (Arizona)
The Arizona starting QB position is still up for grabs but for now it appears WSU transfer Gunner Cruz is the front runner. The Wildcats will gain South Florida transfer Jordan McCloud in the Fall and he will bring the most experience to the position and would likely be much higher on this list than Cruz due to what he has accomplished.