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PFF Takes Their Love of West Virginia’s Garrett Greene to New Level

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To take their love affair with Garrett Greene to a new level, PFF has him ranked above every other returning Big 12 quarterback. Greene has a rating of 90.9, which is just above Colorado’s Shedeur Sanders at 88.2 and Houston’s Sam Huard at 82.9.

Upon first glance, this may be surprising in and of itself, but PFF has been extremely high on Greene all offseason, so much so they included him among their top 10 returning quarterbacks in all of college football.

Recently, a PFF analyst foreshadowed Greene’s Big 12 rank. “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.

But since others around the country aren’t as confident in Greene being elite in 2024, Max Chadwick, another college football analyst with PFF, offered a response to Greene’s critics with a bold statement of his own.

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

He 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.

To be fair, 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.

However, 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.

WVU Football quarterback Garrett Greene scrambles against UNC in the Duke's Mayo Bowl at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, N.C. on Dec. 27, 2023. (Mitchell Northam / WV Sports Now)

WVU quarterback Garrett Greene scrambles against UNC in the Duke’s Mayo Bowl at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, N.C. on Dec. 27, 2023. (Mitchell Northam / WV Sports Now)

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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