Every college football team would like to find the shiny new quarterback who breaks out randomly and leads his team to a stellar season with New Year’s Six Bowl implications.
West Virginia redshirt senior quarterback Jarret Doege has had a well-publicized strong spring showing turn into a strong off-season program and now is starting his second full season as the starter for WVU football.
CBSSports‘ Chris Trapasso is someone who believes Doege could be the next under-the-radar breakout college quarterback with serious NFL aspirations. Doege, along with six other potential quarterbacks, were listed in Trapasso’s recent article.
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These are the currently "obscure" college QBs who can be the next Zach Wilson/Joe Burrow and land *very* high in next year's first round https://t.co/hyXiApWVRn
— Chris Trapasso (@ChrisTrapasso) August 11, 2021
On a list with Boise State’s Jack Sears, California’s Chase Garbers, Washington State’s Jarrett Guarantano, Oregon’s Anthony Brown, Boston College’s Phil Jurkovec and TCU’s Max Duggan, Doege is one of the more experienced signal-callers. With 1,071 pass attempts in college football, he’s played a lot of football. There’s a lot of tape on Doege’s game, and he’s showed the world what he excels at and where he’s struggled.
During the offseason, Doege spent time with TEST Football in New Jersey, working with quarterbacks coach Tony Raccioppi to improve upon his anticipation, accuracy and velocity ahead of the upcoming season. Doege’s accuracy and deep ball need to be two areas he improves upon in 2021.
Trapasso called Doege the least physically gifted quarterback on the list, but he pointed out that former LSU quarterback Joe Burrow doesn’t have an ultra-strong arm either. In order for Doege to reach the next level, he wrote:
“He needs to sell himself as a hyper-accurate, rapid decision-maker with the experience necessary to hit the ground running in the NFL to go higher in the draft than anyone initially expected.”
Coming off a 2,857 yard, 14 touchdown season in 2020, Doege is expected to make a jump in 2021. With a full, uninterrupted offseason and camp getting underway now, he’s expected to be a bigger, stronger version of the quarterback who started in Morgantown last season.
With senior running back Leddie Brown and a talented receiving corps, Doege will be the catalyst for the WVU offense this season. If he’s able to make that leap, WVU’s offense should be vastly improved.