Michigan State Football: 3 reasons to be excited about reinstated season

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2. We will finally know who the quarterback of the future is

One of the biggest disappointments for Michigan State when the 2020 season was postponed until the spring was the fact that the quarterback battle wouldn’t be decided for at least another 5-6 months. That anticipation with 3-4 guys in the running was killer and now that the season is moving forward in October, we no longer have to wait.

Finding the quarterback of the future is both exciting and terrifying.

Could it be Rocky Lombardi who would start for a couple of years and try to prove that his sub-50 percent completion rate is a fluke? Could it be Theo Day who may have the biggest upside but just couldn’t stick as the backup because he wasn’t fully comfortable in Mark Dantonio’s offense? Or could it be Payton Thorne who is a favorite of many because he’s young with tremendous upside and a relationship already developed with former high school teammate Jayden Reed?

I don’t see Noah Kim contending as a true freshman, but crazier things have happened.

The slate is wiped clean under a new coaching staff so favorites won’t be played here, but will Mel Tucker decide to go with a young, unproven gunslinger or a veteran leader?

The idea of a real quarterback battle is incredibly intriguing.