Rival Views: Who is the top QB in 2019?
Rivals.com National Recruiting Director Mike Farrell and National Recruiting Analyst Adam Gorney don’t always see eye to eye. In this edition of Rival Views, the two debate which 2019 quarterback is the best.
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FARRELL’S VIEW: Bo Nix
It’s not a great year at quarterback in 2019 and I’m not sure if there is a five-star in the group, but we know there will be guys who outperform their ranking. Right now, for me, the top guy is Bo Nix because of all the things he can do on the field. He’s not only a very good pocket passer with accuracy and arm strength but he has solid size, he can extend the play and run when needed.
I give him the slight nod over Spencer Rattler because Nix has a bigger frame to fill out and, while he may not be as athletic overall, he’s a better pure passer. Dylan Morris and his big arm intrigues me as well as some others, but for now give me the Auburn commit Nix over the Oklahoma commit Rattler.
GORNEY’S VIEW: Spencer Rattler
This is a wide open year at quarterback and it might be the first time since the 2011 recruiting class where there are no five-stars among the group. That year, Braxton Miller (Ohio State) and Jeff Driskel (Florida) led the position rankings.
As we go through this rankings process and we consider the best quarterback in this class, I start leaning toward Oklahoma commit Spencer Rattler for numerous reasons. He recently measured in at 6-foot-1 and 185 pounds, so size is no longer a concern.
Rattler effortlessly throws the deep ball to his receivers in stride, he can make tough throws into tight windows where only his receivers can get them and he does an excellent job of dodging pressure in the pocket and finding an open player down the field.
In his junior season, Rattler played under center and in the shotgun, showed he can do everything on the field and looks like an absolutely perfect fit for the Sooners’ offense. With Rattler and coach Lincoln Riley running the offense in Norman, expect Oklahoma’s offense to keep humming.