Earlier this week, Miami Hurricanes head coach Manny Diaz named the team’s starting quarterback for the upcoming season.
Diaz selected Jarren Williams as the team’s leader under center for 2019. Williams beat out Ohio State transfer Tate Martell, who gained immediate eligibility for the Hurricanes this year.
After Martell was beat out for the starting gig, some wondered if he’d take his talents to a different team or perhaps a junior college.
Former Alabama star quarterback and ESPN analyst Greg McElroy offered his advice for the young quarterback, via 247Sports:
“He’s only a sophomore. You don’t have to be a starting quarterback for four years to get drafted into the NFL…He doesn’t have to start as a sophomore to eventually reach the goals that he wants to achieve. If there’s one thing that he’s proven, it’s that he’s run from adversity. That’s not a real nice thing to say about a guy when considering his prospects for the NFL. He needs to stay put…He needs to prove that he’s a great teammate.”
Martell might not have to wait long before earning his chance at Miami. McElroy expects the Hurricanes to struggle against Florida in the season-opener and suggested Martell could see playing time.
We’ll have to wait and see if the former Buckeyes transfer stays with the team.