Washington State’s Luke Falk heads a list of experienced, quality quarterbacks at local colleges and high schools
His glory days seem well behind him, even though this is just his fifth NFL season, and more people seem to be concerned about his “lbs” than his “yds.”
The Spokesman-Review selects the five best quarterbacks to play for the Seattle Seahawks.
They’ve got an unproven offensive line that just lost its left tackle. They’ve got running backs that are A) coming off injuries, B) too green to be considered reliable or C) both.
The Seattle Times selects the five best quarterbacks to play at the University of Washington.
In two seasons at Washington, quarterback Jake Browning has used his right arm to throw for 6,385 yards. Meanwhile, he is averaging 0.6 yards per rushing attempt (sacks included). No one will mistake him for The Flash anytime soon.
Junior quarterback Brett Rypien – the former Shadle Park standout – is coming off a sophomore campaign that in some ways was better than his debut season. But losses in three of the final six games left a sour taste.
Defenses will need to know where junior Garrett McKay is at all times.
Four months after Rod Sandberg was introduced as Whitworth’s head football coach, the former Wheaton College defensive coordinator was met with an offensive line held together by chicken wire.
“I’ve never won a (Northwest) conference title and I’ve never won a playoff game,” said Kolste, who boasts a 17-4 record as Whitworth’s starter the last two seasons.
The Spokesman-Review selects the five best quarterbacks to play at Whitworth University.
From a team that won only one game as recently as 2014, to one that showed it could win, with a 4-8 record in 2015, to one that expects to win, the Vandals have been trending upward in fifth-year coach Paul Petrino’s tenure.
On an offensive line that must replace three starters, senior offensive tackle Jordan Rose is a stabilizing presence.
Senior Matt Linehan has progressed in measurables like passing statistics and wins and in a quarterback’s prized intangible, leadership.
Veteran sportswriters debate The Spokesman-Review’s selections for the top five quarterbacks for the Seahawks, local universities and area high schools.
The Spokesman-Review selects the five best quarterbacks to play at the University of Idaho.
The Eagles are coming off another Big Sky Conference championship season, their fourth in five years, and are picked to contend for another despite a major coaching change and the loss of some serious star power on both sides of the ball.
Perhaps the biggest surprise on the team last year, nose tackle Jay-Tee Tiuli went from backup to first-team all-Big Sky.
So much has changed since EWU quarterback Gage Gubrud stepped onto the turf last September at Washington State. Except Gubrud.
The Spokesman-Review selects the five best quarterbacks to play at Eastern Washington University.
The Cougars bring back Tavares Martin Jr., a junior who has all the tools to become the next great WSU receiver.
It’s hard to tell whether Washington State’s early spate of home games is more a blessing or a great big curse.
Washington State’s Luke Falk is the top active passer in the NCAA and approximately four quarters shy of becoming the most productive quarterback in school history.
The Spokesman-Review selects the five best quarterbacks to play at Washington State University.
From Luke Falk to Matt Linehan to Gage Gubrud to Ian Kolste, there’s an all-conference passer at each of the area’s colleges, every level. Throw in a Pac-12-caliber talent like Coeur d’Alene’s Colson Yankoff atop the high school heap. Over the mountains, there’s Russell Wilson and Jake Browning, headliners both.
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