Ranking the quarterback rooms Michigan will face in 2022

Ranking the quarterback rooms Michigan will face in 2022

These days, it’s hard to put know when a college football is roster. With additional seasons of eligibility, the increased freedom for players to transfer and the arrival of NIL compensation, it seems at times that no one’s roster is settled.

But sensing how things are going, we finally feel capable of previewing just what the Michigan football team has in store on its 2022 schedule. As such, we’re kicking off our annual opponent preview rankings series, counting down the five best opponents at each position group

5. Nebraska

Heading into the 2022 season, Michigan is in position to face just five quarterbacks who threw for more than 2,000 yards and 12 passing touchdowns last season. Despite losing four-year starter Adrian Martinez, Nebraska is one of them. The Cornhuskers picked up Texas transfer Casey Thompson at the transfer portal, and the former four-star recruit threw for 2,110 yards and 24 touchdowns last season for the Longhorns. Thompson wasn’t great in every game and is mistake-prone, but a 388-yard, five-touchdown performance against Oklahoma offered a glimpse at his upside in Lincoln.

We’re also taking Nebraska over the other teams on Michigan’s schedule due to its depth. Logan Smothers garnered a little buzz this spring, while Chubba Purdy transferred in from Florida State. Bother are former four-star recruits with rushing capabilities. The Cornhuskers have an effective 2021 starter but are keeping the competition open. That’s more than a lot of Michigan’s opponents can say.

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