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National Analyst Delivers Bold Proclamation About Garrett Greene Compared to Big 12 Peers

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WVU Football QB Garrett Greene after BYU win
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In order for West Virginia to truly contend in 2024, Garrett Greene will have to be on top of his game all season. And that’s what one analyst expects to happen. In fact, he’s going as far as to proclaim Greene will end up as the best in the conference.

“It wouldn’t be that shocking if he (Greene) finished the year as the best quarterback in the Big 12,” said PFF’s Dalton Wasserman about Greene. While that may sound like a big leap based on some of the other quarterbacks in the conference, it’s not too surprising for someone with PFF to express confidence in Greene.

PFF actually ranked Greene as among the best returning quarterbacks in the nation back in February.

Max Chadwick, another college football analyst with PFF, believes Greene is the most underrated college quarterback playing today. “Garrett Greene is the most underrated quarterback in college football entering next year,” said Chadwick.

College Football Analyst Makes Bold Statement About Garrett Greene

PFF analysts aren’t alone in expecting big things from Greene in 2024. Count a familiar national analyst among those who fully believes in Greene. Eric Froton of NBC Sports raved about Greene to WV Sports Now’s Mike Asti at the NFL Combine.

“What’s stands out to me about Garrett is his true dual-threat skill set. Many athletic signal callers tend to rely on their legs when they need to make a play. Greene can fire a crisp 12-yard out on the field-side to Kole Taylor on 3rd and 10, or he can call a RPO and rip the defense for an explosive play on the ground,” Froton explained.

NBC Sports Analyst Explains Love of WVU QB Garrett Greene

But while some are high on Greene, others are arguing West Virginia’s signal caller isn’t worthy of the hype and WVU fans (and these members of the national media) are ignoring his flaws like his struggles with accuracy and completing only 52.9% of his passes in 2023.

WVU quarterbacks coach Tyler Allen is far from ready to crown Greene, responding to what PFF has been saying about him after a spring practice in March.

“He’s been getting a lot of PFF hype and a lot talk on Twitter, but he has a lot he needs to work on,” said Allen about the hype surrounding Greene throughout the offseason.

Greene threw for 2,406 yards, posted a 16/4 touchdown to interception ratio as a passer, ran for an extra 772 yards and accounted for a total of 29 touchdowns despite missing some time with an injury. Most of the hype stems from a more experienced Greene building on a strong first full season as a starter and having a more seasoned group of receivers at his disposal.

While Greene will be able to rely on many of his key skill players from 2023 being back again in 2024, he does have a new wide receiver in transfer Jaden Bray. And Greene already can tell Bray will be an asset.

No matter what happens, one thing is for certain – the Mountaineers will only go as far as Garrett Greene takes them.

Where do you stand on the Garrett Greene debate? WV Sports Now’s Mike Asti detailed both sides of the argument in the piece below.

Is Garrett Greene Being Overlooked Nationally or Are WVU Fans Missing His Flaws?

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