We are just a little over a couple of weeks away from the start of the 2023 season and Michigan State football fans are craving a conclusion to the offseason quarterback battle.
The battle isn’t expected to be decided any time soon as Noah Kim and Katin Houser have been going at it in fall camp thus far and dating back to the spring which probably made Payton Thorne hit the transfer portal.
The quarterback battle is hotly-contested and should draw some attention around the Big Ten. But at least it’s not toxic or creating any bad blood between the two frontrunners.
In fact, Mel Tucker praised Houser’s team-first mentality during Saturday’s first scrimmage.
While this is an insignificant event, it shows that Houser isn’t going to take this battle personally. He knows what it takes to win the job and he’s going to be supportive of Kim if he’s able to win the job. It’s great to see a young quarterback like Houser in just his second collegiate season acting like a true team leader.
Michigan State football has a few leaders at quarterback
Fortunately for Michigan State, the Spartans have at least two leaders at the quarterback position heading into the season and Sam Leavitt mentioned that he wants to be a leader like Kirk Cousins and sees himself as a winner like Connor Cook.
So that makes three potentially elite leaders at quarterback.
That could be the difference between a disappointing season and a special one. Whoever starts as QB1 this season will have the support of his fellow passers.