Spring football is behind us, and summer workouts will be starting before we know it. Over the next two weeks, we will be taking a look at the quarterback situation for each school in the Mountain West. This week, we will be starting with the schools in the Mountain Division.
The Broncos have a good problem. Both Hank Bachmeier and Jack Sears would start for any other team in the Mountain Division (well, maybe not Air Force). Bachmeier looks like the likely starter for the opening game against UCF in Orlando, but he will need to work on his pocket presence and getting rid of the ball quicker. I think there is a good possibility we see both quarterbacks early next season.
Haaziq Daniels surprised a lot of people. The Falcons were expected to fall off after the departure of Donald Hammond III. Daniels and Ben Brittain should be a formidable duo for an offense that should be pretty potent next season.
Wyoming fans love Sean Chambers, and I get it. He’s been through a ton and shown a lot of resilience. But, there is not one quarterback on that roster that has proven they can be a consistent passer. Chambers will be the starter if he remains healthy, but will he ever have his full mobility back? Cowboy fans better hope so if this squad is going to reach its full potential.
Andrew Peasley showed some flashes late in the season, but that was against New Mexico. I don’t think Peasley is in the top half of quarterbacks in the conference. Peasley also needs some help from his receivers if he is going to take the next step.
I really like Luke McCallister and think he can grow into a good quarterback for the Rams. He likely won’t start as a true freshman, and Todd Centeio is not the answer. The Rams have the talent at the skill positions, but do they have a quarterback that can get them the ball? Maybe Eastern Illinois transfer Jonah O’Brien is the guy for the job.
The Lobos played a ton of quarterbacks last season; maybe that will help them in the long run. Tevaka Tuioti looked decent before suffering a season ending injury, but this unit has a ton to prove if they are going to win some games this season.
After analyzing the quarterbacks in the Mountain Division, it seems that nearly every team will be looking for consistency at the position. How would you rank the quarterbacks in the Mountain Division? Leave your thoughts in the comments below.