6’3″ 205 pounds
After appearing in eight games with four starts as a freshman, Brian Maurer saw his action decrease significantly in 2020, as he saw action in only four games. In both seasons, his efficiency left a lot to be desired, but he did show some moxy that was desirable.
Overall, Maurer is one of two Tennessee football returning prospects and the only dual-threat quarterback, which combined with the zip he puts on the ball, could make him a better fit for Josh Heupel’s offense. He seemed to be in position to take a big step forward from what he had to play through under Jim Chaney.
Well, spring ball came and went, and while the graduate of West Port High School in Florida’s Marion County wasn’t bad, he certainly didn’t dazzle anybody. He had the least eye-popping stats in the Orange and White game game, only accounting for one touchdown, and he never stood out in spring practice.
Taking all of this into account, Maurer doesn’t seem likely at this point to work his way into the starting position. It’s still possible, but Josh Heupel has another quarterback he has to give extra looks to who is arriving later along with a quarterback who was clearly a better performer the past few months.