Dylan Morris continues to start at quarterback for the Washington football program, and here is why.
Washington football will go head-to-head against the Arizona Wildcats tonight in their fourth Pac-12 match-up on the season. Dylan Morris is a key player in the game against the Wildcats.
Most of the time the key players mentioned are individuals who have performed at a high level for their team. Dylan Morris is not that player, not this season.
However, Morris is a key player if the Washington Huskies want to win their match-up against the Arizona Wildcats.
Dylan Morris’ struggles aren’t all on him
At the beginning of the season, it felt as if the Husky offense was holding Morris back from reaching his potential. As Washington has moved from a run-focused to a pass-forward approach, Morris has struggled to make the throws that would put the Huskies in a winning position.
He will occasionally complete a beautifully thrown pass to one of his many talented receivers down the sideline, but it’s been clear in the past two games that he’s underthrowing passes in critical situations.
Again, not all of Washington football’s issues on offense can’t be attributed to Morris’ arm. The situation is one that goes back and forth but the offensive line has also not performed up to par this season.
The offensive line had a good outlook in the offseason with two NFL Draft prospects in Jaxson Kirkland and Luke Wattenberg on the team, but the line has not performed well as a whole this season. They have allowed too many sacks and haven’t given Morris enough time to get the ball out accurately.
Dylan Morris remains the starting QB for a reason
According to head coach Jimmy Lake, a quarterback change is nowhere in the cards and I see why. Despite Morris’ struggles, the Huskies are so close to being 4-2 right now. They lost to Oregon State by only three points and to UCLA by 7.
If Morris can clean up his mistakes and if the offensive line can provide him a cleaner pocket to throw from, the Huskies offense has the opportunity to take a significant step forward.
A Washinton win in Arizona won’t improve their 2021 season reputation. It will, however, allow them to continue their pursuit of a Bowl game.
The Huskies need four wins in order to be Bowl-eligible. Aside from the game against Arizona, the Huskies still have yet to play Stanford and Colorado, two other teams who are having a bad season this year.