There are some hugely promising quarterbacks in college football right now, but which of them are going to have the best long-term careers in the NFL?
Here are some of the best young QBs in the NCAA football odds and what to expect from them in the upcoming season as well as further ahead.
Bryce Young –The Alabama Crimson Tide
There’s a chance that Bryce Young becomes only the second player to win consecutive Heisman Trophies, a feat only achieved before by Archie Griffin of Ohio State. After winning it last year, Young is among the favorite to do so again this year, and the fact that he has a solid team around him should certainly boost his chances of success.
He’s now going into his junior year and while some critics feel that his passing can improve, his athletic ability has more than made up for that so far. Young has already picked up records such as the most passing yards by an Alabama player in a single game, which he achieved with 559 yards.
Some scouts have said that he’s similar to a young Drew Bees. Starting QB Mac Jones going to the NFL was the chance he needed to shine and he grabbed it with both hands. While he may be a little smaller than some of his rivals, passing precision and decision making help him to stand out.
C.J. Stroud – the Ohio State Buckeyes
Stroud has just come off a season that wasn’t all plain sailing, but he did enough to prove that he’s among the best QBs in college football. A mixture of great passing precision and strength makes him one of the early favorites to be top-pick in the 2023 NFL draft.
His football career began at Rancho Cucamonga High School, and since going to Ohio he broke that team’s record for most passing yards in a game, with 573. Stroud also became the first Ohio State QB to throw for at least five touchdowns against Big Ten teams four times in the same season.
The Buckeyes had one of the strongest offences in college football last season and Stroud’s terrific numbers went a long way towards this. His record-breaking numbers from the Rose Bowl showed that he can do it one the biggest stages, and that means that we should expect to see more of him in big games in the future.
Caleb Williams – USC
Caleb Williams started playing college football with the Oklahoma Sooners but then made the switch across to USC in 2022, which seems to give him a clear shot at the starting spot rather than having to battle it out with Spencer Rattler. The move also sees him follow head coach Lincoln Riley.
Throwing is Stroud’s strongest point, and he isn’t afraid to try difficult passes in tight spaces. His record for tight passing is impressive and one of the main reasons that he should be expected to carry on making headlines and leading his team to success.
Feelings are still running high over his move to USC, and the matter wasn’t helped when fans apparently misunderstood comments by Williams’ father about why he moved. While this caused the feeling among some that the Kentucky fans drove him away from there, it could also lead to some bad feelings when he next plays there.
Quinn Ewers – The Texas Longhorns
Quinn Ewers hit the headlines when swapped Ohio State University for Texas after the 2021 season. He’s also become the first amateur athlete to sign a deal for over $1 million since new legislation on name, image, and likeness was introduced.
Ewers has now become one of the most hyped QBs in college football, and he’s expected to take the starting role off Hudson Card more often than not. He played baseball at high school too, but eventually settled on football and has quickly become one of the most highly-rated prospects in the game.
There’s a lot of pressure on Ewers to get Texas back to the top of the sport this year, and he’s been working hard this summer to improve his offensive plays and cut the mistakes out of his game in time for the new season.
Grayson McCall – the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers
Grayson McCall was quietly efficient last season, taking his total of thrown touchdowns for Coastal Carolina to 54 since 2020. During that time, he’s only seen six interceptions, and he’s played a big part in the strong run that his team’s been on.
He played all-star basketball as a youngster, but by the time he went to High School, McCall had decided that football was the sport he wanted to focus on. A successful high school career with Porter Ridge saw him pass for 3,863 yards and get 34 touchdowns. Since 2020, he’s been his team’s starting QB and led them to their first-ever season without defeat.