Mr. Consistent

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:

Screenshot_2020-04-14 cfbstats com - Kyle Trask 2019 Player Statistics - Florida Gators

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.

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8 responses to “Mr. Consistent

  1. Hogbody Spradlin

    “He’s the Goldilocks of SEC quarterbacks.” Nice. He could also be “The Opposite of the Little Girl With The Curl.”

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  2. Macallanlover

    Trask is “OK”, but never a winner. Besides having Crawford as a “mouth wide open” groupie, he has something significant in common with his HC, Dancing Danny, neither have ever finished first in the past 8 years (actually the HC has never won anything in 11 years).

    How can a QB be touted so highly when he has been passed over by every single HC, OC, and QB position coach since his freshman year in HS? So while he isn’t bad, he has consistently failed to win the starting job from the people who are most closely evaluating his ability to start a season as the QB. Looks promising for Trask to break that streak in 2020, but Mullet will still be looking for his first conference title for a while.

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    • Cousin Eddie

      I can’t believe they put so much faith in Trask. He couldn’t beat Franks out for the starting job until Franks got hurt, and I feel like mullen would have went back to Franks if he had only missed one or two games. Trask does not fit what mullen wants out of his QB, I could actually see mullen starting Jones as he fits the mullen qb mold better.

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  3. 81Dog

    Trask is the new John Brantley, not the new Danny Wuerffel

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  4. W Cobb Dawg

    “…Dan Mullen believes his 2020 team could be his best yet…”

    Question. Where’s the talent on that team? Is there any player, except maybe the TE, that is a shoe-in for all-sec?

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