Nebraska OC Matt Lubick lauds play from QB Adrian Martinez this spring
Adrian Martinez has endured plenty of ups and downs during his first three seasons as the quarterback at Nebraska, but he’s really getting some praise from Huskers offensive coordinator Matt Lubick this spring.
Wednesday, Lubick spoke with reporters to provide some updates on the offense this spring. The Nebraska OC had plenty of positive reviews from Martinez’s play this spring, saying he’s seen some solid improvement this year.
“Adrian has taken it to another level,” Lubick said, according to Mitch Sherman of The Athletic. “He’s really making the receivers and tight ends look good.”
Lots from Nebraska OC Matt Lubick today on QB Adrian Martinez. Lubick praised Martinez’s leadership, decision-making, fitness, accuracy, timing and touch on throws. “Adrian has taken it to another level,” Lubick said. “He’s really making the receivers and tight ends look good.”
— Mitch Sherman (@mitchsherman) April 14, 2021
Martinez started in seven games last season and lost the job to Luke McCaffrey for one contest. He threw for 1,055 yards and 4 touchdowns with 3 interceptions while completing 71.5% of his passes. He also rushed for 521 yards and 7 touchdowns, but struggled with fumbles throughout the year.
There has been some calls for Nebraska to make a change under center after inconsistent play from Martinez the past two seasons. But it sounds like Martinez is still the guy entering the 2021 campaign.
Martinez burst onto the scene as a freshman in 2018 but hasn’t seemed to elevate his game over the past two seasons. Perhaps this offseason is different and the three-year starter will take that next step to lead the Huskers back to the postseason.