The whirlwind of Colorado quarterbacks continues

Back in early November, the Colorado Buffaloes suffered a devastating blow when starting quarterback Sefo Liufau went down with a Lisfranc injury. Since then, their quarterback situation has spiraled nearly out of control and it came to a head earlier this week when transfer Davis Webb left for Cal without ever having played a snap for the team.

Cade Apsay and Jordan Gehrke both got the chance to take snaps for the Buffaloes as they trailed through the end of the 2015 season. The team got really desperate in their final game of the season when Jaleel Awini, who was a starting linebacker at the beginning of the year, took snaps for Colorado.

You would think everything would be over for the Buffaloes after they ended their season with 4-9 record. It seemed like they would look towards the summer with Liufau returning to start for the team.

However, in early January, former four-star dual-threat quarterback Sheriron Jones transferred from Tennessee after redshirting in his true freshman season and it looked like the competition was on. Jones then did the surprising thing by getting a release from his scholarship and transferring back to Knoxville just two weeks later.

The competition was back on for the Colorado not five days after Jones went back to Tennessee when Webb, who lost his starting job at Texas Tech to Patrick Mahomes, decided to transfer to Boulder after obtaining his degree. His time did not last long there as he decided to transfer within the PAC-12 and take the sure starting job at Cal.

After Apsay was dismissed in early March and Webb spurned the Buffaloes, head coach Mike MacIntyre is back to where he started last summer. Liufau seems to be getting healthy, Gehrke is firmly entrenched at the backup position, Awini has made the full transition to quarterback and redshirt freshman Steven Montez and walk-ons T.J. Patterson and Tyler McGarry are all fighting for position on the depth chart.

That is probably best for them to do just that because you never know when you will get your shot on the field.

Can’t get enough of Campus Sports? Follow us on TwitterFacebook and Instagram to stay updated with the latest news and exclusive giveaways!

*Featured Photo (above) credit to USA TODAY Sports

Jim Mora believes Josh Rosen would have been top pick in 2016 draft
Jim Mora believes Josh Rosen would have been top pick in 2016 draft