Washington football will have another new quarterback in 2020, and this battle seems a lot less clear than 2019’s debate
Washington football is getting a makeover in 2020. They have a new head coach in Jimmy Lake, a new offensive coordinator in John Donovan, and they’ll also have a new quarterback.
COVID-19 took away the chances for us to have an inside look at the quarterback battle, but the most likely candidate for the job is redshirt sophomore Jacob Sirmon. Spring practices would’ve given us an inside look into Donovan’s new offense, and how all three quarterbacks are learning it.
Sirmon, a top 100 recruit nationally according to 247 Sports coming out of high school, will have the most chemistry with the receivers by far. In a time of uncertainty surrounding summer camp and the season, that’s going to be very important. Whenever summer camp does get underway, this should give Sirmon an immediate leg up.
The next candidate for the job is redshirt freshman Dylan Morris, who won Washington’s offensive scout team MVP award during the 2019 season. Morris is an incredibly accurate passer who picked up the offense very quickly during his redshirt season. While a whole new scheme is being implemented, expect Morris to get some consideration for the starting job.
The final candidate for the job is incoming freshman Ethan Garbers. Garbers has an outstanding high school resume, which was capped off with a California state championship during his senior year. He’s a fierce competitor and talent runs in the family, as his brother Chase Garbers is currently the starting quarterback for the Cal Bears.
Expect Sirmon to end up with the starting job, as he has the most natural talent and best arm strength of the group. Having a quality backup is going to be extremely important in 2020, and right now that job should be Morris’ because of his experience with the receivers. A lot can change between now and September, especially if a full summer camp is permitted.