Tennessee football has had a quarterback competition throughout fall camp. Here are four reasons the Volunteers should start Keller Chryst there.
We know Jeremy Pruitt and Tyson Helton will do their due diligence before naming a starting quarterback. Heck they could wait until midway through the Tennessee football season before naming one for good.
The Vols have a wide open quarterback battle between four guys in Keller Chryst, Jarrett Guarantano, Will McBride and JT Shrout. It has seemed like Chryst and Guarantano have been the clear leaders. And neither has separated himself yet.
But here, we’re going to go out on a limb and make our call. Fellow All for Tennessee editor Billy Williford is going to make his case as to why Tennessee football should start Guarantano. Before that, though, I’m going to make the case for Chryst.
The Stanford Cardinal graduate transfer, who is a fifth-year senior, came to Rocky Top out of the belief that he would have a fair chance to win the starting job. Based on the information we have to this point, it seems like he’s the guy who deserves to get it.
In this post, I’ll list the specific reasons as to why Chryst is the best option to be the Vols’ starter. Of course, as we do this, Shrout or McBride could shock the world and take the job. But there’s no reason to bank on that right now.
So back to the focus on the main guys, I’ll be comparing Chryst to Guarantano, talk about their backgrounds, and also give a detailed analysis on what Pruitt and the Vols need right now. All for these things are factors as to why Chryst should lead Rocky Top heading into the season.
The Vols’ opener against the West Virginia Mountaineers is a major storyline and brings lots of interesting points. The UT quarterback is one of the biggest, just behind the fact that it’s Pruitt’s first game as a head coach. Here are our four big reasons that Chryst should be the Tennessee football starting quarterback by that point.