Washington Football spring training position review: quarterbacks

GLENDALE, AZ - DECEMBER 30: Quarterback Jake Browning (Photo by Jennifer Stewart/Getty Images)
GLENDALE, AZ - DECEMBER 30: Quarterback Jake Browning (Photo by Jennifer Stewart/Getty Images) /
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ATHENS, GA – OCTOBER 15: Jacob Eason
ATHENS, GA – OCTOBER 15: Jacob Eason /

Good competition is good for team

That level of competition is a solid strength for this team. Solid arms on quarterbacks, with at least three of whom could start, helps the team all the way through the roster. Better quarterback play helps develop receivers.  And with better QB to WR play, the defense gets better, particularly a secondary with players recovering from injury.

And there is always that injury factor. With a roster deep in quarterbacking talent, the team insulates itself from mid-season disasters of injury to the starting quarterback. It’s not something to hope for, but rather something that championship teams must certainly plan for.  And then there is that matter of preparing for NCAA Playoffs. Teams that hope to beat Alabama must have mobility under center.

What not to look for

With the transfer rules still in place, don’t look for Georgia quarterback Jacob Eason to be competing for playing time this year. He is a phenomenal talent, and will certainly be the heavy favorite to start in 2019.

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And don’t expect any quarterback to push Jake Browning for the starting role. While the talent level in spring  training will be some of the best in team history, Browning is the senior with too much experience to bench.  And as such, he is the player to lead the offense this season as well.  But the gap between him and his bench is closing rapidly this season.