4. Payton Thorne slowly gets back to his old self
I’ve been one of Payton Thorne’s biggest supporters all offseason and even through his struggles in the first two weeks. He looked solid against Washington and won a lot of doubters back over, but he’s struggled ever since.
In the past three losses, he’s looked very mediocre.
Against Minnesota, he was ineffective. Against Maryland, he had a good first half and a horrid second half. Against Ohio State, well, he was how a lot of quarterbacks look against the Buckeyes: mid. It’s time he puts up or shuts up.
On Tuesday, he admitted he hasn’t been 100 percent this season and he did say that it’s not an excuse and he needs to play better. And he will.
Over the final six games, he’ll average over 200 yards per game and throw 10 touchdown passes to just two interceptions. We’ll see him get back to his normal self and keep that starting job.
Never thought I’d have to make this a bold prediction, but here we are.