Jeff Brohm talks Purdue QB situation following first day of fall camp
The quarterback situation has been anything but a constant in West Lafayette under Jeff Brohm. Injuries have been a major issue for the Boilermakers at the game’s most important position.
Purdue’s bad luck under center has Brohm looking at the quarterback room as a whole rather than a single person. Right now, the battle for the starting job hasn’t been decided, but the fifth-year head coach likes the depth in West Lafayette.
“Early on we’re gonna divide snaps up. I think we have a capable quarterback room. I think we have experience, have some newcomers, as well,” Brohm said following the first day of fall camp. “Having multiple guys that we feel like can play is a good thing. At any point in time, being able to put guys in the game and help us win can be beneficial.”
The Boilers have played multiple quarterbacks every year under Brohm. Last year, Aidan O’Connell was named the starter and played the first three games before suffering a season-ending injury that put Jack Plummer in the spotlight.
Plummer played the final three games during Purdue’s 2-4 campaign.
UCLA transfer Austin Burton — now in his second year with the program — is another guy in the mix for the starting job. Brohm likes the athleticism he brings to the position and has confidence in his ability to execute the offense.
But right now, Purdue is keeping the race wide open.
“It’s just gonna be a matter of who takes that starting role and runs with it,” Brohm said. “But I do think we have capable quarterbacks who have all improved and I feel confident if we put them in a game they could execute and do good things.”
Purdue still has a month to determine who the starter will be in 2021.