The numbers Jordan Travis puts up in 2023 will depend on three things:
- How much does Jordan Travis play when games go into garbage time?
- How much of the load do Mike Norvell and Alex Atkins want to put on Jordan Travis overall?
- How much will they use his legs in big games like LSU and Clemson?
I expect FSU to blow many teams on the schedule out in 2023. FSU coaches have to weigh getting the starters enough touches, while getting young players in so they can get game experience and develop.
It sounds like Jordan Travis will have the entire offense at his disposal. He’ll have weapons galore at receiver, tight end, and one of the best running backs in the nation. The offensive line will be the best and deepest its been in nearly a decade. Will we see Mike Norvell give the reigns to Jordan Travis like Bobby Petrino did Lamar Jackson in 2016? As I said, I don’t expect Travis to run 20 times per game, but he can make up for some of that projection through the air since he completes passes at a higher percentage then Jackson in college.
I remember as Clemson was on their way to the top of college football. Anytime they had a big game, Dabo Swinney would pull out all the stops and run the likes of Taj Boyd, Kelly Bryant, Deshaun Watson, and Trevor Lawrence double digit times to win the tough games on the schedule. It’s a gamble with the injury history of Jordan Travis, but this is a year where they will have a legitimate shot to win the ACC and make the College Football Playoff. It may be time to put it all on the line with one of the best quarterbacks in college football. If so, Jordan Travis could have one of the best seasons in FSU football history.