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ESPN Weighs In On Nebraska's Quarterback Competition

A general view of Memorial Stadium during a game between the Nebraska Cornhuskers and the Wyoming Cowboys.

LINCOLN, NE - SEPTEMBER 10: A general view of Memorial Stadium during a game between the Nebraska Cornhuskers and the Wyoming Cowboys on September 10, 2016 in Lincoln, Nebraska. Nebraska defeated Wyoming 52-14. (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)

The Worldwide Leader has weighed in on Nebraska's quarterback competition.

We've seen some true freshman quarterbacks have serious success in recent years. Jalen Hurts and Jake Fromm are the two names that most come to mind.

Will we be seeing one starting for Nebraska in 2018? It's very possible.

Nebraska's 2018 starting quarterback competition will likely feature three guys - Patrick O'Brien, Tristan Gebbia and Adrian Martinez. Deciding on a starter will probably be the most-important decision Scott Frost makes in Year 1.

Martinez, the incoming freshman, might be the man for the job. The four-star dual-threat QB recruit has received rave reviews from his future head coach. Frost said he was his favorite QB recruit in the country.

ESPN has weighed in on the Huskers' upcoming battle. Here's what college football writer Adam Rittenberg says:

The candidates: Patrick O'Brien, Tristan Gebbia, Adrian Martinez

Returning starter: None

What to watch: Despite being the newest Husker, Martinez has several advantages. New Nebraska coach Scott Frost recruited and signed him days after being hired, and made it clear Martinez would have a great chance to win the starting job. He's also the most heralded of the three as ESPN's No. 4 pocket passer and No. 56 overall recruit in the 2018 class. O'Brien and Gebbia will get the chance to impress the new staff, although both will have to adjust to Frost's system.

Martinez will be the guy right away, in my opinion. He's the best fit for what Frost wants to do on offense. And with Nebraska not having high expectations next season, there's little risk to throwing a first-year QB onto the field.