I know there are lots of things we are struggling with on offense. The WRs are young, the RBs are inconsistent, the RT is a disaster. However, it seems like despite all those things, if we just had a slightly above average QB, we’d be undefeated and on our way to a 9-10 win season. Instead, every game looks dicey. So, my question is how much does luck play into getting a good QB?
Obviously Harbaugh can coach QBs. He came in with not much to work with. Morris didn’t pan out. He turned Ruddock’s career around. He got a number of high quality games from a middling recruit in Speight. Speight has obviously struggled at times. O’Korn had one good game, but it seems like we’re going to struggle to win with him. Peters doesn’t seem ready yet based on the fact that he’s not getting a chance. How much of that is luck? Harbaugh’s only guy is Peters and he seems behind where we expected. Why?
Out of the top #15 teams’ starting QBs, only Stidham at Auburn was a higher ranked recruit than Peters. Peters is higher ranked than JT Barrett, Trace McSorley, Kelly Bryant, Jalen Hurts, Jake Browning, Malik Rosier, Baker Mayfield, Sam Darnold, and Jake Fromm to name a few. Most are older than Peters, but many played in their second year in their programs. Maybe the common theme is many are dual threat QBs? Maybe dual threat QBs have a shorter learning curve. It seems like Florida has experienced the same problem.
So, how much of this is luck? Are we just behind the times with a pro style system? Is it too early to say there might be an issue with Peters if he doesn’t get a chance in the next few games?