The Big Ten returns 2 established starting quarterbacks in 2023. After that, it’s a collection of transfers, question marks and new young gunslingers long on recruiting ratings but short on experience.

As August camps drone on, we think we know most of the starters, even if they haven’t been officially named by their respective head coaches. Half of the league’s 14 programs are likely to start a freshly arrived transfer in Game 1.

Here is our initial attempt at slotting the eclectic mix of B1G QBs into a pecking order:

14. Gavin Wimsatt, Rutgers

2022: 757 yards, 44.8%, 5 TDs, 7 INTs, 90.4 rating

Still just 19 years old, the 6-3, 225-pound Wimsatt gets first crack at the job after starting 6 games last season. It’s hard to say whether his numbers so far say more about the former 4-star recruit’s abilities or the overall woefulness of the Scarlet Knights’ offense. Maybe new OC Kirk Ciarrocca will help.

13. Tayven Jackson, Indiana

2022 (at Tennessee): 37 yards, 75%, 0 TDs, 0 INTs, 152.7 rating

Jackson went 3-of-4 passing as a true freshman backup at Tennessee. Now, he’s battling fellow redshirt freshman Brendan Sorsby for the Hoosiers’ starting job. Sorsby played 12 snaps for Indiana a year ago, going 3-of-6 for 8 yards with an INT in a blowout loss to Penn State. Head coach Tom Allen is preaching patience as OC Walt Bell installs a new offense. Fair enough. We’re not expecting much.

12. Ben Bryant, Northwestern

2022 (at Cincinnati): 2,731 yards, 61.2%, 21 TDs, 7 INTs, 143.0 rating

Assuming the 6th-year senior transfer beats out returnees Brendan Sullivan and Ryan Hilinski for the job, he’ll inherit a mess. A team that has won once in the past 18 games lost longtime head coach Pat Fitzgerald plus a few players following a hazing scandal. Surviving the season might be the only win any Wildcats quarterback is going to notch this season.

11. Luke Altmyer, Illinois

2022 (at Ole Miss): 125 yards, 47.1%, 2 TDs, INT, 135.9 rating

After 2 seasons of minimal playing time in the SEC, Altmyer (6-2, 200) leaves his home state Rebels and joins the Illini as a redshirt sophomore. Head coach Bret Bielema must see something at least akin to Tommy DeVito — last season’s game-managing import from Syracuse — in the 2021 4-star prospect.

10. Noah Kim, Michigan State

2022: 174 yards, 73.7%, 3 TDs, 0 INTs, 202.7 rating

After seeing action in 4 games last season as Payton Thorne’s backup, the 2020 3-star prospect out of Virginia takes over for his departed mentor. After 2 years as the Spartans’ starter, Thorne has moved on to Auburn. If Kim can cut down on Thorne’s 11 picks in 2022, fans will be happy with the change.

9. Athan Kaliakmanis, Minnesota

2022: 946 yards, 54.1%, 3 TDs, 4 INTs, 127.4 rating

Kaliakmanis finished out last season in place of injured veteran Tanner Morgan. Now, PJ Fleck plans to give the 6-4, 215-pound former 4-star recruit the reins and open up the passing game. Will the 7th-year Gophers head coach’s faith in the redshirt sophomore be justified? The first test comes Aug. 31, a Thursday night game vs. Nebraska to kick off the Big Ten season.

8. Jeff Sims, Nebraska

2022 (at Georgia Tech): 1,115 yards, 58.5%, 5 TDs, 3 INTs, 113.9 rating

Sims started 23 games for the Yellow Jackets over the past 3 seasons, amassing 4,464 passing yards and 1,152 rushing yards. We’ll see how new Huskers coach Matt Rhule wants to deploy those dual-threat skills. At 6-4 and 220 pounds, the junior has some tools. He also has a 30-23 career TD/INT ratio. Fans might be wise to temper expectations.

7. Cade McNamara, Iowa

2022 (at Michigan): 180 yards, 56%, 1 TD, 1 INT, 121.7 ranking

Okay, McNamara’s 2021 numbers might tell more of the story of what the Hawkeyes can expect of the transfer. He completed 64.2% of his passes that season for 2,576 yards, with 15 TDs and 6 picks, while helping Michigan reach the CFP. Kirk and Brian Ferentz would love to get similar results. A steady game-manager with big-game poise would be a major step up. Over the past 2 seasons, Iowa QBs combined for 19 TD passes and 18 interceptions — and the Hawkeyes still somehow went 18-9.

6. Hudson Card, Purdue

2022 (at Texas): 928 yards, 69.4%, 6 TDs, 1 INT, 158.1 rating

Crowded out by Quinn Ewers and Arch Manning, both No. 1-rated overall recruits, Card left his home state Longhorns to fill the void left by Aidan O’Connell. A 4-star, top-100 recruit in 2020, the 6-2, 210-pound junior made 5 starts over the past 2 seasons for the Longhorns, throwing for 11 TDs with only 2 INTs. He sure seems like a good fit in Purdue’s offense, assuming it doesn’t abandon its pass-happy ways under new coach Ryan Walters and new OC Graham Harrell.

5. Drew Allar, Penn State

2022: 344 yards, 58.3%, 4 TDs, 0 INTs, 128.5 rating

The 5-star recruit played in 10 games behind veteran mentor Sean Clifford as a true freshman. The initial goal for the 6-5, 240-pound 19-year-old will be to keep that zero in the INT column as long as possible. Inheriting a strong line and backfield, Allar can afford to ease into the starter roll.

4. Kyle McCord, Ohio State

2022: 190 yards, 80.0%, 1 TDs, 0 INTs, 176.3 rating

Assuming he wins the camp battle over Devin Brown, the junior will thrive throwing to Marvin Harrison Jr., Emeka Egbuka and Julian Fleming. Who wouldn’t?

3. Tanner Mordecai, Wisconsin

2022 (at SMU): 3,524 yards, 65%, 33 TDs, 10 INTs, 151.9 rating

Coming off consecutive seasons with more than 3,500 passing yards at SMU, the senior transfer should easily top 10K career passing yards (2,209 needed) in the Badgers’ revamped offense under new coach Luke Fickell and new OC Phil Longo. Graham Mertz, who has apparently won the starting job at Florida, won’t be missed.

2. Taulia Tagovailoa, Maryland

2022: 3,008 yards, 67%, 18 TDs, 8 INTs, 142.7 rating

In his final college season, the 5-foot-11 kid brother of Miami Dolphins starting QB Tua Tagovailoa will try to stay healthy and sway NFL scouts not sold on his ability to follow in his sibling’s footsteps. Already the Terps’ all-time leading passer, he’s on pace to top 10K career yards at Maryland.

1. JJ McCarthy, Michigan

2022: 2,719 yards, 64.6%, 22 TDs, 5 INTs, 155.0 rating

Already a junior, the former 5-star recruit enters his 2nd season as the Wolverines’ starter with his head coach comparing him to NFL standouts Patrick Mahomes and Josh Allen. He won’t have to produce monster numbers given Michigan’s balanced attack. If he keeps the INT total low, gets his team back to the CFP and bumps his passing yardage over 3,000, he’s likely to be a Heisman finalist. He led all B1G QBs in rushing yards (306) last year, gaining almost 4.4 yards per carry with 5 TDs.