The Clemson football program will soon be known as ‘QBU’
We’ve seen some talented players come out of the Clemson football program over the last decade.
The Tigers have emerged as the premiere program in the nation and have now won two National Championships in the last four years. In addition, they’ve made five-straight CFB Playoff appearances and have absolutely dominated the ACC, winning five-straight conference titles.
When you look at the success the Clemson football program is having, it’s no wonder that many NFL franchises are starting to catch on.
As we look at what may be on the horizon for Clemson football, the truth is that we could see another title dubbed upon the Tigers: Quarterback University (QBU).
Talented quarterbacks are running through Clemson football
There’s been several talented quarterbacks come through the Clemson football program over the course of the last few years. Last year we had a situation where three QBs who once played at Clemson- Trevor Lawrence (the current Tiger QB), Kelly Bryant (transfer to Missouri) and Hunter Johnson (transfer to Northwestern)- all starting at their respective programs.
In addition, Deshaun Watson is beginning to become one of the next great quarterbacks in the NFL as he has led the Houston Texans over the past few seasons.
What many don’t realize, though, is the fact that we could see Clemson football absolutely dominating the next level at the quarterback position in the next few years.
If Watson stays healthy, there’s no reason to believe that he won’t remain a starter in the NFL for many more years to come. Trevor Lawrence is the expected No. 1 overall pick in next year’s draft and he could start immediately, as well.
And then there’s D.J. Uiagalelei.
Uiagalelei has all the talent in the world and an absolute cannon for an arm. He’s going to be a high draft pick and a future NFL starting quarterback, as well.
For those playing along at home, that means in the next four years, Clemson could have three starting quarterbacks in the NFL. There are only 32 starting QB positions in the league and the Tigers could very easily own three at the same time- that’s nearly 10 percent.
If you don’t believe Clemson is becoming QBU, you’re sadly mistaken. The Tigers are ascending to new heights and part of that is because of the success they’ve had recruiting and developing the quarterback position.