This week, we've had three authors lay out the cases for why Trace McSorley, Jake Zembiec, and Tommy Stevens should be Penn State's starting quarterback in 2016. At this point, you can make a pretty strong argument for any of the three, and now, we want to know what you think.
First, Matt wrote about McSorley. What he lacks in stature he possesses in accuracy, mobility, and the ability to win football games. Ever since he was in high school, McSorley has been a winner, and he came oh so close to leading Penn State to an improbable comeback against Georgia in the TaxSlayer Bowl – mostly thanks to a pair of beautiful touchdown passes that he threw against the Bulldogs. As the only quarterback on the roster with college experience and as someone who is in his third year with the program, there is no denying that McSorley has a huge experience advantage.
Jared followed that up for laying out the case for Zembiec, basically arguing that Penn State should use this year – which, by all accounts, will be a transition year – to break in the most talented quarterback on the roster. In the short term, you may disagree with this argument, but considering that the Nittany Lions are more likely to compete for a conference title next year and the year after, it may be prudent for Zembiec to get used to the college game in 2016. Zembiec possesses a ton of talent, so this could be a year for him to hone that talent in game situations before establishing himself as one of the best signal callers in the conference in 2017 and beyond.
Lastly, I made the case for Tommy Stevens. While he hasn't seen the field yet, he has gotten bigger and stronger over the last year and two months. Stevens has also surprised everyone with his ability to throw the football ever since he stepped onto campus. With the best mix of size, arm talent, and running ability, Stevens' seems like the guy who would have the most success in Joe Moorhead's new offense. If he's able to grasp the playbook and possesses the leadership traits that seem to be make-or-break in this competition, Stevens could very easily come away with the job.
So who do you think ends up getting the job? Vote below and feel free to explain in the comment section.
NOTE: Ohio State sucks is not an option because we all know that Ohio State sucks.