The Florida State Seminoles are in a bit of a pickle when it comes to their quarterback situation this offseason. They lost Everett Golson to graduation and backup and incumbent starter Sean Maguire is out of action for the spring after having ankle surgery.
However, this has become a good opportunity for quarterbacks farther down the depth chart to get a chance at proving themselves. Head coach Jimbo Fisher knows that he doesn’t want to rush into making a decision at this point in the process.
“You’ve got to come back and do it in the fall, but [spring] gives you an evaluation of what a guy is capable of, why he plays, what he can and can’t do,” Fisher told The Orlando Sentinel. “His demeanor, how he responds in a team atmosphere, how he leans, how he plays [under] pressure. We put a lot of stuff on them.”
Right now, redshirt freshman Deondre Francois, Malik Henry, and J.J. Cosentino will compete for the starting job before Maguire returns for training camp ahead of the season. The team seems pretty excited about the competition they have going on right now.
“They’re completing passes, they’re making the throws,” Florida State safety Derwin James said. “The best man is going to win. They all look good though, and I like all of them.”
If the Seminoles aren’t able to have Maguire back by the beginning of the season, then they certainly have the chance to bring in a talented backup.
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