Martinez of McCaffrey? Scott Frost updates Nebraska's QB situation
It appears we may have a quarterback controversy on our hands in Lincoln.
The debate between Nebraska playing Adrian Martinez or Luke McCaffrey began to heat up after Saturday’s loss to Northwestern. When questioned about the quarterback spot during his Monday press conference, Husker head coach Scott Frost said no decision was made.
However, Frost did have something to say about McCaffrey.
At QB, no decision. Frost did say, "Luke's personality in general, he's a sparkplug … and I think people rally to that."
At center, Jurgens is "day to day."
Frost said there's no doubt the young guys at WR "help stretch the field more" and want to keep driving them along.
— Brian Christopherson (@Husker247BC) November 9, 2020
It’s been a rough start all the way around for Nebraska, but especially for Martinez. Through two games, Martinez is 24-for-42 for just 230 yards. He has yet to throw a touchdown pass and threw an interception in Saturday’s 21-13 loss to Northwestern.
Martinez is a junior and came into the season as the leader in the quarterback race. But there is plenty of buzz around McCaffrey, a redshirt freshman who is also the younger brother of Carolina Panthers star running back Christian McCaffrey.
The younger McCaffrey, who went to high school in Colorado, has gotten more time at quarterback in 2020. Against Ohio State he went 4-for-5 passing for 55 yards. In Nebraska’s second game, McCaffrey went 12-for-16 for 93 yards and an interception.
Based on name recognition alone, McCaffrey was going to garner attention. That really heightens when he’s the backup to a struggling starter.
It appears that Nebraska’s offense no matter who the quarterback is struggles. But there may be good reason to start McCaffrey and inject some life into this program.