Sports247’s Brad Crawford waxes eloquently on the glory of Kyle Trask (again).
Arguably college football’s most underrated signal caller last season, Trask won’t be a popular pick for some as the SEC’s top quarterback entering fall camp, but he will be the key to Florida’s rise next fall as a national title contender. Coming off back to back seasons of double-digits wins, Dan Mullen believes his 2020 team could be his best yet in Gainesville and Trask is a large part of that. After throwing two interceptions in his first start vs. Tennessee, Trask notched 21 touchdown passes to only four picks over his final eight starts, finishing with 2,636 yards passing. Trask was especially efficient in three games vs. Top 10 competition, registered seven touchdown passes vs. Georgia, LSU and Auburn. All this came after he entered the season as Florida’s QB2 behind Feleipe Franks, who has since transferred.
The “especially efficient” bit got me to looking at a breakdown of Trask’s stats from last season. You know what? I don’t know about the efficient part — his passer rating on the season was a good, but nothing to write home about, 156.09 — but he was remarkably consistent. Check out his split stats:
Toss the outliers of FCS competition and the bowl game, and his passer rating runs in a range of 146.80 to 168.91. He’s never that bad and he’s never that great.
He’s the Goldilocks of SEC quarterbacks.