Rutgers needs to see improvement at the quarterback position if it wants to take the next step in 2022. So far, it’s still not where it needs to be, according to head coach Greg Schiano.

Saturday, Rutgers held its first spring scrimmage, providing the staff a look at where the team stands right now. Schiano had some criticism for the quarterback position, per Chris Iseman of

Schiano reportedly said that the quarterback play was “a little inconsistent, in my opinion.”

“Probably could say that for the whole spring,” he continued. “There’s some really good things and then some sloppy things.”

Rutgers returns starting quarterback Noah Vedral, who has been the team’s top quarterback for the previous two seasons. Last year, Vedral completed 59% of his passes for 1,813 yards and had 7 touchdowns with 7 interceptions. He also had 297 yards and 2 touchdowns on the ground.

In 2020, Vedral posted similar numbers in a 9-game season. He finished with 1,219 yards while completing 61% of his passes with 9 touchdowns and 8 picks.

While the Scarlet Knights have shown significant improvement since Schiano’s return, the offense has sputtered. Getting more consistent play from the quarterback position would go a long way in helping Rutgers hit that all-important 6-win mark in 2022.

It’s still spring ball, so there’s plenty of time to see improvement. Right now, though, Schiano thinks his quarterbacks can find more consistency.