What will Green do if he doesn't win the starting or back-up role of QB for the huskers? Will he transfer? Ride the pine? Try to make himself better and win the job? Or maybe, just maybe, he switches positions not unlike Bobby Newcombe did going to wide receiver. We have on paper very good depth at almost every position except at the WR. Where there we have a couple of seniors and a whole slew of Very Unproven Players.
There is no denying that Green is a physical beast and can flat out run. His body is one that on a good dream mine never looked that good. Arm tackles will not bring him down very easily and he does have enough moves to elude tacklers. The thing is though you can have all of these abilities but never be a good quarterback if you don't have the the know how to do it. Just take the spring game, his deep pass to Will Henry was B E A utiful but some of his other passes were ugh.
And yes he is just a sophomore and yes he needs time to grow there is no denying that but does he have the luxury? Behind him there is Martinez, Washington, Spano and Carnes. Coming in next year you have Turner and a possibility of another QB of the more pocket passer style. Plus the college game is short with only a few seasons to play and more than one talented person has not made onto the field very much. (Insert your Harrison Beck and Sam Keller joke here.) If he moves to wide receiver he can be the man this year. Just think what opposing db's will do having to scheme against Kinnie, Paul, and Green. Bump and run, no. Zone? Better have some tall db's. Blitz? Can we say quick slants.
The basis for my entire thought process on this is based on two things happening. One Zac Lee comes back healthy and plays like he did at the Arizona game and before his injury. Second Martinez takes a firm hold on the back up job. Now I KNOW that there will be some people may say I am crazy for thinking this and I am sure that more than one person will call this article stupid. But hey its the off season and well it hurts to watch our baseball team.