Nebraska QB Chubba Purdy heading into season opener with starter mindset
The QB competition at Nebraska is underway with just a few weeks left until the season opener. Chubba Purdy isn’t going to give up just yet, and is going into the 1st game with the mindset that he will be the starter according to Mitch Sherman of The Athletic.
Purdy transferred to Lincoln after 2 years at Florida State, and he’s coming to Nebraska with a chip on his shoulder. The prospect of Purdy becoming the starter isn’t that crazy, even if Scott Frost has named Casey Thompson the frontrunner. There’s still a chance, as OC Mark Whipple has stated that Thompson and Purdy have been splitting 1st-team reps at practice recently.
Chubba Purdy is conceding nothing in the Nebraska QB competition. He’s preparing to board the plane to Ireland with the mindset that he’ll start in the Aug. 27 opener. Purdy has grown incrementally in camp after missing all but the final five spring workouts. pic.twitter.com/JaBZ1lt8Ea
— Mitch Sherman (@mitchsherman) August 10, 2022
With everything still up in the air in Lincoln, there’s no telling who will start on Aug. 27. We’ll have to wait to see, as Nebraska takes on Northwestern at Aviva Stadium in Dublin, Ireland at 12: 30 p.m. ET on FOX.