Three B1G QBs listed among Top 4 in college football in passer rating while scrambling
If you’re looking for a passer who is accurate while on the move, the B1G is the league for you.
According to recent analysis from Pro Football Focus (PFF), three of the top four quarterbacks while scrambling came out of the B1G. Minnesota’s Tanner Morgan led the way with a 93.4 rating, based on PFF’s grading.
Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields was listed at No. 2 with a 91.7 rating and Brandon Peters was No. 4 with an 84.8 rating. The lone quarterback not from the B1G was Jamie Newman at No. 3 with an 88.0 rating. Newman spent last season at Wake Forest and has transferred to Georgia.
Highest passing grade when scrambling among returning QBs
1. Tanner Morgan, Minnesota – 93.4
2. Justin Fields, Ohio State – 91.7
3. Jamie Newman, Georgia – 88.0
4. Brandon Peters, Illinois – 84.8 pic.twitter.com/o51nDETqbR
— PFF College (@PFF_College) June 15, 2020
Morgan was the B1G’s passing leader in terms of yards per game last season, averaging 250.2 yards per contest as the Gophers finished 11-2. He also had 30 touchdown passes with a 66 percent completion rate.
Fields compiled the highest yardage and touchdown total among B1G quarterbacks last fall, amassing 3,273 yards and 41 touchdown tosses for the Buckeyes. Ohio State ended the year 13-1 and appeared in the College Football Playoff.
Peters provided consistency for the Fighting Illini in 2019 under center. He threw for 1,884 yards and 18 touchdowns while rushing for an additional 213 yards and three scores while Illinois reached a bowl game for the first time since 2014.
Watching all three quarterbacks in action again in 2020 should be a lot of fun.