ACC Quarterback Review: Atlantic Division

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Kelly Bryant is a good runner for the Tigers, but can he pass? (Photo by Ivan Morozov)

(Note: The original article also included Pitt, who is in the Coastal Division.  We apologize for the error.)

Athlon Sports recently ranked Josh Jackson No. 2 of all returning ACC quarterbacks. What about his competition? Lamar Jackson is gone, Florida State has two options, Clemson has a good runner who lacks true passing ability, while NC State’s Ryan Finley is regarded as the top returning quarterback in the conference.

Today we’re going to go over the returning starting quarterbacks in the Atlantic Division, and later in the week we’ll discuss the Coastal Division signal callers.

Boston College

In the 2016 class, Virginia Tech offered Josh Jackson and Anthony Brown, and Scot Loeffler eventually settled on Josh Jackson. Ironically, Loeffler now coaches Brown at Boston College.

Brown had a solid year for a redshirt-freshman at Boston College despite not having much receiving talent around him. But he has a long ways to go as a passing quarterback, though he does add a running dimension to the BC offense.

Passing: 108-of-216 (50%) for 1,176 yards, 11 touchdowns, 9 interceptions
Rushing: 35 carries, 200 yards, 5.7 ypc, 1 TD