West Virginia quarterback Will Grier enters 2018 as the Mountaineers’ strongest asset, ESPN’s Jake Trotter said.
Grier is expected to be one of the top quarterbacks in college football next season. He should give West Virginia a huge advantage as the rest of the conference tries to find answers at the quarterback position.
Will Grier is easily the most accomplished quarterback returning in the pass-happy Big 12. Before breaking a finger in Week 12 last season, he was second nationally in passing touchdowns and third in passing yards. If Grier can stay healthy, he has the arm and supporting cast to catapult into the Heisman conversation.
West Virginia fans might not want to bring up Heisman Trophy talk in May, but Grier will be one of the conference’s biggest faces as arguably its most talented returning quarterback.
The Mountaineers have yet to win a Big 12 title since joining the conference, but their edge at quarterback might outweigh what other teams bring to the table.
Trotter said he believes the biggest strengths for TCU and Texas will be at defensive line. He said Oklahoma’s biggest strength, however, will be at running back.
Those three schools should be West Virginia’s biggest competition for a Big 12 crown. And Grier gives them arguably their best chance at a league championship since 2012.