Nebraska quarterback Adrian Martinez hasn't taken the big leap that fans were hoping he'd take in his sophomore year. Unfortunately, the Huskers have fallen to 3-2 in large part because of it.
But Nebraska head coach Scott Frost isn't hearing any of the critics who are questioning Martinez's abilities.
Speaking to the media on Monday, Frost was upset to see that his quarterback needed to be defended. He made it clear that a lot of things need to be fixed, but Martinez is not the biggest problem.
"Can't believe he needs to be defended. If you know football, there's a lot of things that need to be fixed. Just the nature of the game the head coach/QB get all the praise, all the blame."
As a freshman in 2018, Martinez completed over 64-percent of his passes for 17 touchdowns and only eight interceptions.
But through five games in 2019, Martinez has largely regressed. He is completing just under 60-percent of his passes and has seven touchdowns with five picks.
Martinez has also struggled with ball control, fumbling numerous times this season.
Nebraska's ability to get bowl eligible for the first time since 2016 will likely hinge on Martinez overcoming his current slump.
But if nothing else, it seems that Frost will have Martinez's back throughout the process.