For most college football teams the quarterback is the leader, both on and off the field. They get the most attention and the most scrutiny, deserved or undeserved. Their success usually translates into team success.
For the 2016 season, I think we can all agree that this is Patrick Mahomes’ team. He is the leader, both in the huddle and on the sideline, for these Red Raiders. With the experience he has, his teammates listen to him and follow him wherever he takes us. He has two years left (assuming he comes back for his senior year). That’s when our future leader will step right in, making sure we don’t miss a beat.
I love the Elite 11. With the 2016 series recently being released (and binge-watching the this weekend), it reminded me of last year’s episodes. In the first episode, the first invitee profiled was Jett Duffey.
If you didn’t see it, check it out here. Watch the whole thing because it is amazing, or start at 3:50 to skip to Jett’s piece.
I would go to war with that guy. He’s obviously an incredibly talented quarterback, but the competitive nature and work ethic he has is going transform him into the future leader of Texas Tech football. Add those characteristics with the weight he has already put on with Coach Whitt and the skills he’s learning with Coach Kingsbury and we have a quarterback that is going to follow Mahomes nicely.
Jett is a baller. And the fact that Kliff loves him only instills more confidence. I am 100 percent certain there isn’t a better evaluator of QB talent than Kliff Kingsbury.
Patrick Mahomes had one power five offer. Jett Duffey had one power five offer. Good with me.