James Franklin: Trace McSorley ‘has advantage’ over Tommy Stevens in Penn State quarterback race
It doesn’t sound like Penn State’s quarterback competition will last all month.
Coach James Franklin said Thursday at the team’s media day that Trace McSorley is leading the QB race and that a decision could come by the second week of camp. Tommy Stevens is the other QB in the running.
JF: Decision on starting QB won't come in first week. Could come in 2nd week. He just doesn't know. McSorley has advantage now.
— Richard Scarcella (@nittanyrich) August 4, 2016
McSorley and Stevens are vying to replace Christian Hackenberg, the team’s 3-year starter who the Jets took in the second round of the NFL Draft.
McSorley threw just 13 passes during the regular season in 2015, but stepped in for an injured Hackenberg during Penn State’s bowl game against Georgia.
He went 14 of 27 for 142 yards and 2 TDs, adding 31 yards rushing on 7 carries. In the spring game, McSorley was 23 of 27 with 4 TDs. The redshirt sophomore was a 3-star, dual-threat QB in the class of 2014.
Stevens was a 3-star recruit out of Indianapolis and redshirted last season.