Where Do Mountain West Quarterbacks Rank Nationally?
Does the Mountain West get respect?
Who comes out on top?
We already did our own quarterback rankings just within the Mountain West, but let’s expand the pool and see how Athlon ranks the Mountain West quarterbacks.
Let’s get down to business. (Blurbs are partial excerpts from Athlon)
120. Tevaka Tuioti, New Mexico (MW Wire ranking (11))
We probably should have made the Lobos signal-caller at the bottom of the Mountain West and that is exactly what Athlon did by ranking Tuioti was one of the worst quarterbacks in the country.
Tuioti started three out of the first four games in 2018 but suffered a season-ending injury against Liberty. Prior to the injury, Tuioti threw for five touchdowns and 439 yards and posted 100 yards and a score on the ground.
113. Josh Love, San Jose State (MW Wire ranking (12))
Love has the potential to get higher but the problem is the talent around him which has not allowed him to be a consistent quarterback.
Having a senior quarterback like Love should help San Jose State’s rebuilding effort in coach Brent Brennan’s third year at the helm. The California native has played in 29 career games and enters 2019 with 13 starts over the last two seasons.
108. Malik Henry, Nevada (MW Wire ranking (9))
Senior Christian Solano ended spring practice atop the depth chart for coach Jay Norvell. However, let’s roll the dice and project Henry as the quarterback who will take the most snaps for the Wolf Pack in 2019. Talent certainly isn’t an issue for the former Florida State signal-caller after ranking as a four-star recruit out of high school.
100. Jorge Reyna, Fresno State (MW Wire ranking (7))
The California native started his career at West Los Angeles College and used a redshirt year in his first year at Fresno State (2017). Reyna worked as the backup to Marcus McMaryion last fall, throwing for 111 yards on eight completions and rushing for 75 yards on nine attempts.
99. Ryan Agnew, San Diego State (MW Wire ranking (8))
Agnew finally gets the chance to be the guy all by himself for his senior year. He showed some flashes last year as an injury replacement but he has a great running game to lean on if he struggles.
Agnew started seven times due to an injury to starter Christian Chapman last season and threw for 1,651 yards and 10 touchdowns. He also ran for 141 yards over 62 attempts.