It’s currently up in the air on who Texas Tech could start at quarterback against Iowa State this Saturday. Much of the focus has been on Baker Mayfield, who hasn’t been ruled out, but perhaps the Red Raiders’ projected starter entering into the season could get the nod above Davis Webb.
Sophomore quarterback Michael Brewer was expected by many to be the starting quarterback for Texas Tech until he aggravated a back injury during fall camp. That’s when the ball was handed to Mayfield, and he’s leaded the team to a 5-0 start and has impressed many as a dual-threat QB.
Now with Brewer back at practice and Mayfield suffering a knee injury in the Red Raiders’ last outing, both Webb and Brewer has reportedly taken snaps at practice.
Head coach Kliff Kingsbury has been tight-lipped about the situation, and the Cyclones will have to just prepare for all three quarterbacks since it’s doubtful any official word will be given until we see who’s under center for Texas Tech.
One college football injury report placed Mayfield as doubtful and Brewer expected to start for the game. Webb is nowhere found on the list for a possible start.
It’s anticipated that Mayfield will probably not start, and it just depends on how healthy Brewer is. If he’s close to 100 percent, it wouldn’t be a surprise to see Kingsbury pull the trigger on his more experienced quarterback.
Brewer was the backup to Seth Doege last season and played in nine games. He went 34 of 48 passing overall for 375 yards and four touchdowns with zero interceptions. Most of that action came in garbage time against their three non-conference cupcakes.