Quarterback play has been one of the biggest issues with FSU football, dating back to the post-Jamies Winston era. The 2015 season saw Sean Maguire and transfer Everett Golson split time.
The 2016 was the most productive year post-Winston, with Deondre Francois leading the way as a redshirt freshman.
However, once Francois got hurt in the 2017 opener against Alabama? The FSU QB position has been a nightmare.
The offensive line play and lack of talent at wide receiver hasn’t helped much. Quarterback Jordan Travis has been productive the last two seasons when healthy, but that’s been the knock on him, aside from the notion he couldn’t throw the ball.
The latter has mostly been disproven by the current coaching staff, but his injury history concerns everyone the most. I’ve said it a hundred times, if Travis were healthy for 12 games last season, FSU likely wins 7-8 games.
The coaching staff has gone all in on him for the 2022 season with little to no proven depth behind him.
However, Travis became the permanent starter after the Louisville game, and we saw a steady progression with his grasp of the offense and his decison-making when running the ball and avoiding unncessary hits.
The last three games of 2021 provide a glimpe of what Travis could become if he can stay healthy.