I’m not writing this to attempt to disrespect Drake Maye’s efforts last year. He had a great year, but it’s more to shine the light on what Jordan Travis did against a better slate of defenses and without shouldering that much of the load.
I have to give Drake Maye credit because he accounted for 68 percent of North Carolina’s total offensive plays. It’s great to have a QB with durability. I’d love to see what Jordan Travis could do if he averaged 37 pass attempts and 13 rushing attempts per year.
In fact, I wrote about the possibilities in the piece linked below. Jordan Travis accounted for 48 percent of the total offensive plays for FSU last season.
North Carolina’s defense probably was the reason for that since North Carolina had to go life and death with so many teams last year, and the offensive starters rarely had opportunities to get off the field.
My hope is we get to see Jordan Travis shoulder more of the offensive load in 2023. If so, I think he could put up monster numbers in Mike Norvell’s offense. North Carolina faces what looks like a more difficult schedule in 2023. I’m curious to see if Maye will put up the same type numbers as last year.