Why does everyone always say JT is a better passer than Braxton?
I saw JT miss just as many open guys as Braxton did.
We've also seen Brax throw 50+ yard TD passes on a line and hit the receivers in-stride.
Many of Cardale's TD passes were helped tremendously by Devin Smith making plays.
And, in 3 years (limited by some missed games, injuries and weak WR corps) Braxton's numbers are good enough for 4th all time in TD passes and 9th all time passing yards...I would say that is pretty good, given that I am pretty sure he was asked to run the ball A LOT more than those other 8 guys in front of him. I can remember games where he had less than 10 passing attempts in some games.
Look, JT had a GREAT year. Cardale had a phenomenal debut and finished The Chase and brought home a National Championship.
All 3 of these guys are good enough to start for any team in the country. What happened at QB at tOSU this year has never happened anywhere before.
I argue that, IF Brax was healthy and played all year we may have fallen short of the NC due to the play-calling and the rest of the offense (esp. O-line) taking his athletic ability for granted which gives some guys an excuse to take a play off etc... I think that might have equaled a loss somewhere along the line--possibly MSU or Bama. However, once it became clear we had a new QB in JT who needed the help, everyone's game went up a notch after the wake-up call that was the VT loss.
AND if JT was our QB going into the playoffs and throughout we might've lost one of those games as Bama and Oregon would've had A LOT more film to watch. Also, the play-calling wouldn't have changed for CJ to feature the deep ball and more running by Zeke (less running by QB).
No matter what this season was special and no one can take our UNDISPUTED National Championship away. ALL 3 of these guys have been integral in the evolution of this team, the final product being what we saw in NO and Dallas.
ALL 3 deserve to start if healthy. No one is "better" than the other as they each bring arguably very similar traits to the field and ALL 3 can run the offense we saw against Bama and Oregon.
I am picking more of the OFFENSE we saw in those last 3 games with a side of Silver Bullet defense as my favorite recipe for a repeat. Which QB takes the snaps? Any one of the 3 is fine with me.
Lets just enjoy this NC and let the coaches figure this one out. That's why they get paid the big money folks.