After an impressive freshman campaign as starter, it would see that quarterback Adrian Martinez is well-set as Nebraska’s starter in 2019. As for who will be holding the clipboard behind Martinez next season, Scott Frost has given us an update.
According to KETV-Omaha, Frost has stated that the competition for backup quarterback is likely to proceed into the Fall. However, he also stated that Noah Vedral is currently the leader and would get the role if the season started today.
“Scott Frost says that if the season started this week Noah Vedral would be the backup quarterback to Adrian Martinez. Though the Huskers head coach says that competition to backup Martinez will continue through Fall camp.
“Vedral had complete command of the offense at Saturday’s Spring game, had the best numbers of any QB for Nebraska, going 13-of-19 in the air for 144 yards…”
Vedral followed Scott Frost from UCF to Nebraska when Frost was hired in 2018. He received only a handful of snaps under center for Frost in his two years between the Knights and the Huskers.
In 2017 as a backup to McKenzie Milton, Vedral went 22-of-29 for 276 yards and a touchdown.
Last year he went 2-of-9 in his only appearance, which came against Bethune-Cookman.
Frost indicated that he wanted to see more of Vedral last season.
Vedral is a Nebraska native who was rated as a three-star prospect coming out of high school in 2017. Per 247Sports, he was the No. 49 dual-threat quarterback in the country and the No. 6 prospect from the state of Nebraska.
But with Adrian Martinez firmly established as the starter, it may take something drastic for Vedral to see the field for any extended period of time.