Quarterbacks have always been a key part of the Oklahoma Sooners football program. In the last few years, they have had some great ones, including Baker Mayfield and Kyler Murray. The 2019 season looks to be no different, with Jalen Hurts coming in as the starter.
Hurts was the quarterback for Alabama for the last three seasons, winning a national championship in 2016. He decided to transfer to Oklahoma after TuaTagovailoa was named the starter for Alabama. Hurts is a dual-threat quarterback and should be a good fit for Lincoln Riley’s offense.
The backup quarterback position is up for grabs between Tanner Morgan and Austin Kendall. Morgan is a redshirt freshman who impressed during spring practice. Kendall is a senior who has been with the team for four years but has never played in a game.
Top 5 Oklahoma Quarterbacks
There have been a lot of Oklahoma quarterbacks over the years. Here are the top 5:
He was the Heisman Trophy winner in 2017 and is one of the best quarterbacks in Oklahoma history. The University of Oklahoma has a rich tradition when it comes to quarterbacks. From Heisman Trophy winners to NFL stars, the Sooners have had some of the best signal-callers in college football history.
The latest star quarterback for OU is Baker Mayfield. The Austin, Texas, native was a three-year starter for the Sooners and led them to two College Football Playoff appearances. He also won the Heisman Trophy in 2017, which made him just the second player in school history to do so.
Mayfield is now playing for the Cleveland Browns in the NFL. He had an impressive rookie season, throwing for 3,725 yards and 27 touchdowns.
He was the Heisman Trophy winner in 2018 and is also one of the best quarterbacks in Oklahoma history. Kyler Murray has been one of the most talked-about quarterbacks in college football this year. He was a backup quarterback for the University of Oklahoma last year, but he is now the starting quarterback. Murray has had an impressive season so far, and many people are wondering if he will be drafted into the NFL next year.
Murray is a very talented quarterback. He has a strong arm and he is also very quick. He can run away from defenders and he also has a good throwing motion. Murray played football and baseball for Allen High School in Texas before going to college.
Some people think that Murray may choose to play baseball instead of football next year. He was drafted by the Oakland Athletics in the first round of the MLB draft this year. He may decide to play for them instead of playing football in college or the NFL.
He was the Heisman Trophy winner in 2003 and is considered one of the best quarterbacks in Oklahoma history. Jason White, a quarterback for the Oklahoma Sooners, has had an impressive collegiate career.
He was named the starting quarterback in 2000 and led the team to a national championship. In 2003, he again led the team to a national championship and was awarded the Heisman Trophy.
White’s professional prospects are uncertain, but he is sure to be drafted into the National Football League (NFL). He has shown himself to be an excellent quarterback both in college and in the NFL.
He was the Heisman Trophy runner-up in 2008 and is considered one of the best quarterbacks in Oklahoma history. Sam Bradford is one of the most successful quarterbacks to ever play for the University of Oklahoma.
He was a two-time Heisman Trophy finalist and led the Sooners to three straight Big 12 championships and two Bowl Championship Series games.
Bradford was selected by the St. Louis Rams with the first overall selection in the 2010 NFL Draft. He made an immediate impact, throwing for 3,512 yards and 18 touchdowns in his rookie season. However, he has battled injuries throughout his career and has only played in 33 games over six seasons.
The Rams traded Bradford to the Philadelphia Eagles prior to the 2015 season and he had his best year as a pro, throwing for 3,725 yards and 19 touchdowns while leading the Eagles to a 10-6 record and their first playoff appearance since 2013.
He led OU to a national championship in 2000 and is considered one of the best quarterbacks in Oklahoma history. It is no secret that the Oklahoma Sooners have had an impressive lineage of quarterbacks. Dating back to the early 1970s with Greg Pruitt and Joe Washington, the Sooners have consistently had some of the best signal-callers in the country. While there have been a number of great quarterbacks to play for Oklahoma, one name stands out among them all: Josh Heupel.
Heupel arrived in Norman, Oklahoma as a highly touted recruit in 1998 and did not disappoint. He led the Sooners to a national championship his freshman year, throwing for 3,392 yards and 31 touchdowns while also rushing for 627 yards and 11 touchdowns. Heupel was a Heisman Trophy finalist that season and was eventually named the Associated Press Player of the Year.
Heupel continued his success at Oklahoma over the next two seasons, leading the team to two more national championships.