The Baylor Bears are just more than a week away from their season opener, but new coach Matt Rhule still doesn’t have a starting quarterback.
That’s expected to change by Tuesday, when Rhule said he would name the starter for the opener against Liberty.
Rhule says team will go through Saturday scrimmage before making decision on starting QB. Could be named Monday or Tuesday. #Baylor
— Craig Smoak (@CraigSmoak) August 23, 2017
Rhule said that three players on his roster are capable of holding the starting job.
DieHards writer Shehan Jeyarajah predicts the job will go to Zach Smith, who held down the job last season after Seth Russell suffered a season-ending injury.
Other contenders are senior Arizona transfer Anu Solomon and freshman Charlie Brewer.
Smith, a sophomore, threw for 1,526 yards in 10 games last season, including four starts. He possesses a big arm and turned in a 13-7 TD/INT ratio in 2016.
Solomon is a dual-threat type of player who threw for 3,793 yards and 28 touchdowns in his redshirt freshman season at Arizona. He’s injury-prone, but is a proven starter. Solomon led the Wildcats to the 2015 Fiesta Bowl, where they lost to Boise State.
Brewer may redshirt if possible, according to Jeyarajah.