Florida Gators quarterback Will Grier could very well be the team’s starter for the foreseeable future, and with good reason. Thanks to a certain statistic what was recently shared on Twitter by Scott Carter of Gator Zone, there is little reason to believe that Grier will be supplanted by Treon Harris or anyone else anytime soon.
Will Grier first #Gators QB to throw multiple TD passes in consecutive games since John Brantley in 2010.
— Scott Carter (@GatorsScott) September 17, 2015
Just one word: wow. It kind of gives perspective on a couple of things. First, just how much Tim Tebow meant to the Gators offense and how badly it dropped off after he was drafted.
On top of that, we now understand fully just how inconsistent the team’s offense was under defense-minded coach Will Muschamp, now the defensive coordinator at Auburn.
But traditional Gators football appears to be back in action with the offense-oriented Jim McElwain as head coach, and Grier could be at the very center of it. He has thrown for 317 yards and four touchdowns this season while completing an astounding 74.3 percent of his pass attempts, and now gets the ultimate test this weekend when Florida travels to Lexington to take on Kentucky.
If Grier can hold down the fort in that game and up his team’s record to 3-0, it might be time to say that the Gators are officially back in the saddle.
Kickoff is slated for 7:30 p.m. ET on the SEC Network.
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