Michigan State Football: Each quarterback’s chance of starting in 2020

Rocky Lombardi, Michigan State football (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)
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The Spartans’ future is uncertain at the quarterback position. Who will prove themselves as the next starter for Michigan State football?

With Brian Lewerke being signed to the Patriots as an undrafted free agent, many Spartan eyes are turning back to the current quarterback situation in East Lansing.

This isn’t 2017, when we were pretty certain that Lewerke would be taking the helm. Even that year, Michigan State had Messiah DeWeaver as a strong No. 2 option. This definitely isn’t a quarterback room with Brian Hoyer, Nick Foles and Kirk Cousins that Michigan State had in 2007.

I’m not trying to rag on the current quarterbacks on the roster, I’m just trying to say that the quarterback decision is up in the air for 2020. Nobody really knows who the starter will be. There are a couple of strong options, but nothing to give anybody the confidence that we’ve had in past seasons. If it’s any consolation, I’d say we’re better off at the quarterback spot this coming season than we were going into the 2016 season.

The only experience the current quarterbacks have on the field is highlighted by Rocky Lombardi’s 43 percent career completion rate. This number is the main reason why, despite Lombardi being the clear leader in experience, he hasn’t separated himself in the eyes of Spartan fans and coaches.

That being said, let’s look at where the candidates for the quarterback position stand and what they’ve done to prove themselves. I’ll be measuring each player’s chances with an arbitrary percentage that probably won’t add up to 100.