Clemson Football: Hunter Johnson now listed as co-backup at QB

The Clemson football depth chart for the Syracuse game was released on Monday. There were a couple of minor changes, including one at quarterback.

Clemson football released its depth chart for the Syracuse game on Monday.

The Tigers improved to 6-0 on the season with a 28-14 win over Wake Forest on Saturday and are looking to cap off a win over the Orange before the bye week this Friday.

While the depth chart at this point will pretty much remain the season, there were a couple of minor changes.

Clemson football now has Zerrick Cooper and Hunter Johnson listed as co-backups at quarterback.

The first six weeks of the season, Kelly Bryant was the defined starter. Zerrick Cooper was the defined second-string and Hunter Johnson was the defined third-string.

Now, they’re both listed as second-string.

Johnson finished the Wake Forest game 5-for-5 for 42 yards and a touchdown.


I thought Hunter Johnson looked really good on Saturday. When Kelly Bryant went out, we had the opportunity to see both backups.

It seemed that Zerrick Cooper was a little nervous. He overthrew a couple of passes and had a receiver drop one of his, as well.

Johnson, in my opinion, certainly earned the right to be named a co-backup. He looked poised and had great pocket presence.

He is very accurate and what I like about him is the fact that he’s going to go through his reads and make the right decision.

Johnson could be a great quarterback for Clemson football before it’s all said and done and I’d expect us to see him against Syracuse at some point Friday.

What do you think, Clemson football fans? Comment below with your thoughts on the backup quarterback situation!