Scott Frost says McCaffrey 'the future' at Nebraska, but doesn't rule out Martinez as potential starter vs. Iowa
Even though this is Scott Frost’s third season in Lincoln, he’s still sending a young team on the field that has a lot of room for growth.
That is no more truthful than what is happening at the quarterback position for Nebraska. The Huskers have slowly started to move away from Adrian Martinez to younger Luke McCaffrey. Though Martinez started the season as QB1, it appears McCaffrey has now taken over that role.
Frost: "There's no doubt in my mind that Luke McCaffrey is the future around here."
Then notes Nebraska must play the QB that gives it the best chance to win. Martinez has been playing with a "chip" on his shoulder.
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It would make sense that Martinez would have a chip on his shoulder. When he was moved down to the No. 2 spot, no part of the Nebraska offense was functioning at a high level. After Saturday’s loss against Illinois, that sentiment appears to be more accurate than ever.
Since taking over as starter, McCaffrey has posted a 1-1 record. Against Penn State, he went 13-for-21 for 152 yards to go along with a touchdown and an interception. The Illini game was a completely different story as McCaffrey threw zero touchdowns and three interceptions.
Keeping McCaffrey might be the smartest move, especially this week when Nebraska has a short week and plays rival Iowa on Friday. In 2019, Martinez got the majority of the snaps, going 10-for-18 for 50 yards and an interception. McCaffrey threw just one pass, and it was a good one that went for a 39-yard touchdown.