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Purdue Football: Quarterback Analysis

What does the Quarterback position look like for 2018?

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Well for the first time in what seems like forever, we have some stability at the quarterback position. In the Hazell era, year after year, it as as if quarterbacks were changing positions, getting benched or transferring.

First it was Rob Henry, then Danny Etling, Austin Appleby and then David Blough, who after injury was uprooted by Elijah Sindelar. Good news, both return for the upcoming 2018 Season.

Well, lets break down the position to see what we have on the roster for the upcoming season.

Starter (s)?

Elijah Sindelar

  • I think QB1 has to be the one that lead us to three straight wins and a bowl victory. Eli did this all on a torn ACL that we found out shortly after the bowl victory. Eli has the typical size of a QB at 6’5”, 235 Pounds. He has a cannon of an arm and his decision making got better and better as the year went on. As long as he comes back healthy, he should be QB1.

David Blough

  • The undersized, accurate passer has stolen my heart with his toughness. After breaking his ankle, he was back for spring ball. He looked as good as he ever has. I wouldn’t be surprised if he is the starter early on while Eli finishes up his recovery from ACL surgery.


Nick Sipe

  • The RS Freshman was a little inaccurate during the spring when I saw him a handful of times. But he has prototypical QB size and is more of a pocket passer. He throws a nice deep ball, but I do not think he will be ready for another year or so.

Jack Plummer

  • The true freshman arrived in January and I think he was better than Sipe in the spring. He has uncanny pocket awareness for a young guy, but he could stand to bulk up a little bit. He also is a bit more accurate than Sipe. Plummer will probably be headed to a redshirt year, but, I see him as the QB of the future.

Aaron Banks

  • The former walk on has really good size and a good arm. He is a senior now and could be ahead of Sipe on the depth chart. He also just became President of the Student Body at Purdue.

Deep Reserves

Griffin Alstott

  • Maybe he will have a package just for himself? He is more of a scrambler. He has a decent arm, I am not sure what the plan is.

Danny Carollo

Aidan O’Connell

Cameron Northern