2020 Virginia Tech Quarterback Preview

Virginia Tech heads into the 2020 football season with three quarterbacks with starting experience at the Power 5 level, which is something that very few – if any – programs around the country can say.  Hendon Hooker is the returning starter, but redshirt junior Braxton Burmeister has experience from his days at Oregon, and redshirt sophomore Quincy Patterson has a start under his belt from last year’s Notre Dame game, plus the second half comeback against UNC, as well as late-game action in Tech’s 45-0 victory at Georgia Tech.

All we have to do is go back a little over a decade to the 2009 season to see how things have changed.  That year Tyrod Taylor was a junior starter for the Hokies, but behind him was career backup Ju-Ju Clayton and true freshman Logan Thomas, who redshirted that year.  An injury to Taylor in 2009 would have been a disaster for Tech.  These days the Hokies are better equipped to handle injuries at the quarterback position … or missed games due to COVID-19 issues.

What can we expect from the quarterback position this year?  How do Justin Fuente and Brad Cornelsen feel about the players?  Let’s dive right into it and take a closer look at Virginia Tech’s options for the 2020 season.

(Note: Heights and weights on HokieSports.com are expected to be released later this week.  For now we are using last year’s numbers.)