Trace McSorley enters 2018 in the discussion as one of the best quarterbacks in college football. When it comes to decision-making, there might not be anyone better than the Penn State senior, according to his coach.
In a recent profile of McSorley by ESPN’s Adam Rittenberg, James Franklin said McSorley is in the “top 1 percent” among college quarterbacks when it comes to making decisions.
“I’d put him in the top 1 percent of quarterbacks in college football in terms of decision-making,” Franklin said. “That’s at practice, that’s in games, that’s all the time, every day.”
McSorley’s decisions dictate a lot of what happens in Penn State’s offense, which features plenty of run-pass options and designed runs for the quarterback. McSorley has thrown for more than 3,500 yards in both of his seasons as Penn State’s starter so far and has 59 passing touchdowns to 18 interceptions in his college career. He also has 899 rushing yards and 18 touchdowns on the ground for the Nittany Lions.
McSorley might have with a little more on his plate in 2018 without Saquon Barkley beside him in the backfield. But his presence makes Penn State’s offense potent and the Nittany Lions a Big Ten title contender.