McLaughlin: The 5 Most Important Pac-12 QBs for 2022

Spencer identifies the Conference quarterbacks that could tip the scales with their development

Posted on August 29, 2022

  By Spencer McLaughlin of Locked on Pac-12 for SuperWest Sports


There are five Pac-12 quarterbacks who will be the most important when it comes to the conference crowning a champion in 2022.

That’s a different list than the BEST quarterbacks in the league, which is pretty well understood to be Caleb Williams (USC), Cam Rising (Utah), and Dorian Thompson-Robinson (UCLA) at the top of the list.

Which guys could take a leap forward to bolster their team’s offense in 2022?

On today’s episode of Locked On Pac-12, I look at some of the most influential quarterbacks in the league in 2022.

If Michael Penix Jr. is able to regain his 2019 form with Kalen DeBoer as his play-caller once again, the Huskies could be much more formidable than in 2021.

Which of Cam Ward, Tanner McKee, Chance Nolan, or Bo Nix could help their teams get better QB play than they had last season?

Stanford Football for the last couple of full seasons has been a shell of itself compared to its peak in the early 2010s.

David Shaw is still there and they haven’t had huge staff turnover, and have tended to promote from within when assistants have left.

So what happened to the Cardinal, and can they get back to a conference championship level?

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