There’s a lot of talent in Nebraska’s quarterback room. New offensive coordinator Matt Lubick may already know who the starter is heading into the season, but he says that the competition between Adrian Martinez and Luke McCaffrey has been really intense.

Lubick spoke with the media on Thursday and talked about the ongoing competition between Martinez and McCaffrey. Martinez, who has been the starter the last two seasons, will continue to be the QB1 for the Huskers, but the challenge he’s getting from McCaffrey is a benefit to both players.

According to Sam McKewon of the Omaha World-Herald, Lubick said the evaluation between the two quarterbacks is always ongoing.

After busting onto the B1G scene as a true freshman in 2018, Martinez endured a bit of a sophomore slump last season. His numbers decreased in each major statistical category as the Huskers finished the season 5-7.

Martinez did miss a few contests due to injury, putting McCaffrey and Noah Vedral into the spotlight at different points in the season. With Vedral transferring to Rutgers, McCaffrey is now the clear No. 2 (for now) in Lincoln.

Nebraska must have a strong season at the quarterback position considering the strength of its schedule. The Huskers open the season against No. 6 Ohio State and will also have games against No. 10 Penn State and No. 19 Wisconsin, as well as Minnesota and Iowa.

All five teams won at least 10 games a year ago.