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2024 CFF Quarterback Rankings, Profiles and Projections

For the eleventh year, I am publishing College Fantasy Football quarterback profiles, rankings, and projections. For the first time, the profiles will be published in two articles this year. The annual CFF profiles are a labor of love and kick off the summer festivities.

When I sat down to write, I wanted to look back a decade ago to examine the top CFF quarterbacks when starting this series in 2014. The results surprised me to say the least: I thought fantasy scoring at the position would dramatically improve. Shockingly, it is essentially the same among the preeminent passers. Let’s look at the numbers below:

2014

Passing Yards: 4 QBs over 4,000 and 15 over 3,500

Passing TDs: 3 QBs over 40 and 11 over 30

Rushing Totals: 2 QBs over 1,000 rushing yards and 10 scores

Rushing TDs: 11 QBs recorded double-digits

2023

Passing Yards: 2 QBs over 4,000 and 14 over 3,500

Passing TDs: 2 QBs over 40 and 9 over 30

Rushing Totals: 3 QBs with over 1,000 yards and 10 scores

Rushing TDs: 12 QBs recorded double-digits

Despite all of the changes across the college football universe on and off the field, fantasy production at the quarterback position did not move upwards. Comparing the QB results, the elite dual-threats might be even more valuable, and a CFF coach, who can acquire two, might have a significant advantage over leaguemates.

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CFF QB Tiers

I publish the quarterback profiles in tiers—Summa Cum Laude, Magna Cum Laude, and Cum Laude—to provide flexibility for CFF managers based on their league’s scoring format and personal preferences. Enjoy the profiles and rankings and good luck drafting this summer my fellow CFF diehards.

Summa Cum Laude

Kaidon Salter, Liberty

Team Offense (Rank): 499 ypg. (4)

Passing Yards: 206 ypg. (88)

Points Scored: 39 ppg. (9)

2023 FPPG: 34.9

In the late Eighties, Liberty first came on my radar when tight end prospect Eric Green appeared on the scene. As a long-time Draftnik, my interest was piqued, and the Steelers selected the Flames’ playmaker in the first round of the 1990 NFL Draft. At the time, Liberty played at the Division I-AA level as an Independent and finally moved to the FBS in 2018. Since moving up to the highest level of competition, the Flames have been an interesting program to watch, recording a 53-23 mark.

Last year, Liberty finished the regular season undefeated at 13-0 and earned an invite to the Fiesta Bowl on New Year’s Day. Unfortunately, the Flames could not compete against the Oregon Ducks, losing 45-6. Without any question, dual-threat star QB Kaidon Salter led the Flames to their best season in school history. A waiver wire pickup in many CFF leagues last September, Salter finished the campaign as the third-most productive fantasy quarterback behind Jayden Daniels and Bo Nix.

Salter scored nearly 500 fantasy points, averaging 34.8 FPPG and totaling 44 touchdowns. He passed for 2,876 yards and added 1,089 yards on the ground. Salter was named C-USA Most Valuable Player and Championship Game MVP, leading Liberty to its first-ever C-USA championship. In 2024, the Flames schedule does not include a Top 25 program in the nation, and Salter has an easy road to replicating last year’s success. He likely finishes the 2024 crusade as the most productive CFF quarterback.

Scouting Notebook: In the offseason, Salter attended the Armed and Dangerous Football camp: “I trained alone and was able to get one-on-one teaching and focus on the little things that matter for the next level outside of football. It gave me more confidence to be prepared for the next level, my trainer even sent me NFL playbooks to study just to know what’s coming up next,” (aseaofred.com).

Dillon Gabriel, Oregon

Team Offense (Rank): 531 ypg. (2)

Passing Yards: 347 ypg. (1)

Points Scored: 44 ppg. (2)

2023 FPPG: 36.3

Coach Dan Lanning dipped into the transfer portal and acquired one of the most prolific passers in the history of the game. Dillon Gabriel has passed for over 3,000 yards in a season at two different schools (UCF and Oklahoma) and likely will again with the Ducks in 2024. Entering the season, he ranks fourth in NCAA history in career total touchdowns (152), seventh in total yards (15,925), eighth in passing yards (14,865) and eighth in passing touchdowns (125). He has a realistic chance at breaking Bo Nix’s record for games started at quarterback during a college career, needing to start 12 more contests to establish a new record with 62.

Last year, the former Sooner concluded the campaign as the fifth most productive passer in CFF, throwing for 3,660 yards and posting a 30:6 TD:INT Ratio. He also scrambled for 373 yards and twelve scores. While he is not likely going to replicate the rushing touchdowns, the Ducks’ signal-caller might surpass his personal-best 32 aerial strikes as a member of the Knights in 2020. Lanning’s offensive scheme produces CFF All-Americans, and the unit is loaded with playmakers. Once again, Gabriel ends the crusade among the elite CFF field generals.

Scouting Notebook: “(The transfer portal) is so new to college football. NFL players and fans are used to their favorite players and coaches moving. College fans are used to coaches switching around. With players moving, it’s so new. I’m in the first four or five years of this new era. There’s going to be some uneasiness about this,” Gabriel pontificated about the college player movement across the country (nytimes.com).

Byrum Brown, South Florida

Team Offense (Rank): 451 ypg. (17)

Passing Yards: 269 ypg. (31)

Points Scored: 32 ppg. (32)

2023 FPPG: 33.9

In 2016, Quinton Flowers became the first South Florida quarterback to grace one of my CFF championship rosters. The Bulls’ dual-threat passer recorded one of the top CFF QB campaigns, passing for 2,812 yards, rushing for 1,530 yards, and totaling 42 touchdowns. Since Flowers left campus, the Bulls have provided few CFF dignitaries until last year when Byrum Brown burst onto the stage.

Last summer, some experts in the CFF community identified Brown as a potential sleeper. Yet, he still came off draft boards very late if at all. Selected in around 18% of leagues, Brown would have been the top waiver wire gemstone last year if not for Kaidon Salter. Amazingly, two of the top 5 CFF QBs were available in early September on the waiver wire in the vast majority of leagues.

When the curtain closed on the crusade, Brown approached the greatness of Flowers in South Florida. The sensational sophomore passed for 3,292 yards and 26 touchdowns and raced for 809 yards and 11 scores, finishing fourth overall in fantasy points among signal callers. He joined Heisman Trophy winner Jayden Daniels as the only players to log 3,000 yards passing and 800 yards rushing. He already owns 12 school records, including most passing yards and touchdowns in a season. Brown capped his year off with the Boca Raton Bowl Offensive MVP.

First-year head coach Alex Golesh guided South Florida to a 7-6 mark in 2023. To assist his dynamic quarterback this year, Golesh can count on four returning offensive linemen and the top two pass catchers—Sean Atkins and Naiem Simmons. As a member of the defensively challenged AAC, the Bulls’ schedule presents only two daunting challenges—at Alabama and vs. Miami—but it is smooth sailing in the other 10 contests. Brown is an easy selection in the first round of CFF drafts.

Scouting Notebook: “I knew I just needed an opportunity. My parents said ‘Whatever school gives you the opportunity, just go out there and make every other school in the country wish they offered you,’” Brown reflected on his high school recruiting experience (dailyorange.com).


Twitterverse on Fire!

Among the following dual-threat signal callers, who will score the most fantasy points in 2024?

  • Nicholas Vattiato, Middle Tennessee: 18%
  • Jaylen Raynor, Arkansas State: 32%
  • Taylen Green, Arkansas: 23%
  • Joey Aguilar, Appalachian State: 27%

Scholar’s Selection: In early drafts, I have acquired Nicholas Vattiato as often as possible. A dual-threat, the Blue Raiders’ signal caller finished the 2023 season as CFF QB28, passing for over 3,000 yards and 23 touchdowns while scampering for 397 yards and two scores.

“Jaylon Raynor if he can be more consistent week-to-week.” @GUMP7285

“Give me Nicholas Vattiato, in the upset. I loved his upside last year. He flies under the radar this season too!” @aceholesrule

“Don’t have official stat projections yet, but given the success he had last year, and playmakers returning around him, I think Joey Aguilar might be the one to beat in this group. Jaylen Raynor is a close second with a higher ceiling, but not as consistent.” @CFBWinningEdge

“I think people are underestimating Timmy McClain’s chances to win that Arkansas State job.” @CFF_Jared

“Nicholas Vattiato brings dual-threat capabilities and was a CFF monster during the playoffs…Holden Willis, Frank Peasant, and Omari Kelly, an Auburn transfer, should make for nice weapons for Vattiato.” @_NinoBrown_

“If Jaylon Raynor looks anything like his first couple games last year, he could end up scoring the most CFF points of anyone this season.” @VolumePigs

 


Magna Cum Laude

Jaxson Dart, Mississippi

Team Offense (Rank): 462 ypg. (13)

Passing Yards: 286 ypg. (19)

Points Scored: 35 ppg. (16)

2023 FPPG: 27.9

Every time I examine the skill position players at Mississippi, I am in awe of the talent. Coach Lane Kiffin’s offense is absolutely loaded and could challenge for the SEC title and earn a CFP playoff berth. Quarterback Jaxson Dart has incredible pass-catching options with WR Tre Harris, WR Jordan Watkins, WR Antwane Wells, the South Carolina transfer, and TE Caden Prieskorn. Darts’ only challenge will be making all four playmakers happy each week.

In 2021, Dart first appeared on the college gridiron as a member of the USC Trojans, playing in six games. After the season ended, he transferred to Mississippi when coach Lincoln Riley took over the program, and Caleb Williams followed Riley to Los Angeles. In two seasons as a Rebel, Dart has exhibited high-level traits that make him an intriguing NFL prospect. He has started 26 games in Oxford, MS, and passed for over 6,300 yards and 43 touchdowns with only 16 interceptions. In 2023, Dart finished as CFF QB13 with 391 rushing yards and eight scores.

When last season concluded, the offensive line lost two starters and could have been a weakness heading into the 2024 campaign. Kiffin addressed the problem in the transfer portal, plucking two former Washington Huskies, Nate Kalepo and Julius Buelow, to strengthen the starting lineup. The scheduling gods also bestowed the Rebels with a gift-wrapped campaign: Alabama, Texas and Auburn do not make an appearance, and games against Georgia and Oklahoma are in Oxford, MS. Dart is in a smash spot to produce a plethora of fantasy points each and every week in 2024.

Scouting Notebook: “Dart himself offers a dual-threat skillset that accentuates the versatility of his offense. He has the ideal stature and athleticism for today’s game, and pairs it with a rubber-band arm that can snap from all angles if he needs to get the ball out quickly or throw from the pocket,” wrote Kyle Crabbs in a 2023 scouting report (athlonsports.com).

Jordan McCloud, Texas State

Team Offense (Rank): 458 ypg. (15)

Passing Yards: 271 ypg. (28)

Points Scored: 37 ppg. (11)

2023 FPPG: 33.3

As a CFF fanatic, I absolutely love learning about all of the teams and starters among the G5 programs in the nation. Texas State might not catch the eye of the casual fan or national media, but CFF diehards know that coach G.J. Kinne’s offensive system provided plenty of fantasy points in 2023. Losing last year’s starting quarterback, Kinne grabbed one of the top players available at the position to lead the Bobcats’ aerial assault in 2024.

With an additional year of eligibility remaining, Jordan McCloud sought a program that would utilize his skill set and win games after former James Madison coach Curt Cignetti left for Indiana. Texas State provided the opportunity that he coveted. From 2019-2023 at South Florida, Arizona and James Madison, McCloud made 31 starts in 36 games. He has logged 6,908 passing yards, 708 rushing yards, and 71 total touchdowns.

In 2023, McCloud earned First Team All-Sun Belt and Sun Belt Player of the Year honors. He completed 281-of-412 passes for 3,657 yards and 35 touchdowns. He added 286 rushing yards and a team-high eight rushing touchdowns. There is no reason to think that the sixth-year upperclassman will not continue to be a productive CFF signal caller.

Scouting Notebook: “I wanted to go to a place where I knew I could win. I love the town, I love the people and the team. We are gelling together and the offense is very explosive and fast. We are gonna score a lot of points,” McCloud said during the spring (universitystar.com).

Jalen Milroe, Alabama

Team Offense (Rank): 393 ypg. (56)

Passing Yards: 220 ypg. (68)

Points Scored: 34 ppg. (23)

2023 FPPG: 28.9

Alabama has been a hotbed of fantasy QB production over the past decade—Bryce Young, Mac Jones, Tua Tagovailoa, and Jalen Hurts. Last year, Jalen Milroe battled Ty Simpson and Tyler Buchner for the Crimson Tide starter and won the job to kick off the campaign. After losing to Texas in the second game of the season, Milroe was benched for Buchner against South Florida. Alabama barely won 17-3 without Milroe behind center, and he took over calling signals for the remainder of the year.

Once he returned, the redshirt sophomore guided the Crimson Tide to ten consecutive victories, the SEC Championship, and a CFP invite before losing to Michigan in the Rose Bowl. From a CFF perspective, Milroe finished as QB11 for the season, throwing for 2,834 yards and 22 touchdowns. More importantly, he scampered for 531 yards and 12 scores. He earned Second Team All-SEC, ranking fifth in the nation in passer efficiency (172.2) and third in the country in yards per pass attempt (9.98). Also, he was named a finalist for the Manning Award and the Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award.

With coach Kalen DeBoer taking over the program for Nick Saban, Milroe gets tutored by one of the top passing game coordinators in the nation. At Washington, DeBoer coached QB Michael Penix, Jr., who became the eighth-overall pick in the NFL Draft in April. Can he work the same magic with Milroe? I am betting that DeBoer increases Milroe’s passing efficiency, acumen and draft profile. CFF fanatics can count on another Top 10 CFF season for the Crimson Tide dual-threat signal caller.

Scouting Notebook: “(Jalen) comes in every day ready to learn and get better. He shows it in the questions he asks and the way he works. It’s been really cool seeing his growth, and he’s headed in a great direction. He’s put in a lot of work. Jalen is looking really sharp right now in everything that he’s doing…He’s really done a good job pushing this whole thing forward,” coach Kalen DeBoer stated (essentiallysports.com).

Nico Iamaleava, Tennessee

Team Offense (Rank): 448 ypg. (19)

Passing Yards: 243 ypg. (50)

Points Scored: 32 ppg. (36)

2023 FPPG: 9.9

In 2022, I selected QB Hendon Hooker as often as possible in Josh Heupel’s offense. Last season, I implored CFF diehards to bypass QB Joe Milton in drafts. The results speak for themselves. Now, I am all in on redshirt freshman Nico Iamaleava, who will call signals for the Volunteers in 2024.

As a high school prospect, Iamaleava was a consensus five-star recruit—graded as the No. 2 overall player and quarterback in the nation. In 2022, he was named Polynesian High School Player of the Year and Offensive MVP of the Polynesian Bowl. Afterward, he enrolled early at Tennessee and participated in 2023 spring practices with the team. Iamaleava also played volleyball and was considered one of the best in the country at the sport.

As a freshman, he sat behind Milton and earned a redshirt playing in only five games with one start. CFF diehards saw a glimpse of the future Volunteers’ starter when he got his first start in the Citrus Bowl versus Iowa. In the 35-0 victory, he shined and was named MVP. He accounted for 178 yards of total offense, scoring three times on the ground and passing for a touchdown. Heupel’s aerial assault will be resurrected under Iamaleava, and astute CFF fanatics will bask in the weekly production.

Scouting Notebook: “Iamaleava may have the biggest upside of any quarterback in the country at 6-foot-6, and 205-pounds with superb mobility. Nico got his feet wet last season in blowout wins and started the bowl game for the Vols, where he showed off his dynamic running ability and huge arm, torching a stingy Iowa defense,” (cbssports.com).

Garrett Greene, West Virginia

Team Offense (Rank): 435 ypg. (27)

Passing Yards: 206 ypg. (89)

Points Scored: 32 ppg. (38)

2023 FPPG: 28.9

Garrett Greene may be the most undervalued field general in the nation. Despite guiding the Mountaineers to a 9-4 record and a victory over North Carolina in the Duke’s Mayo Bowl, the senior has not even garnered preseason Big 12 honors among the national media. Why is he being overlooked? Is it the high school recruiting profile? He was a three-star prospect ranked as the No. 75 overall and No. 20 quarterback in Florida by 247Sports, choosing West Virginia over TCU, Mississippi, Mississippi State and Georgia Tech. In 2020, he did not receive the publicity of other recruits across the nation.

Since arriving at West Virginia, Greene has played in 34 games and started 14 times. At 5’11” and 201-pounds, the signal caller tied with Thomas Castellanos among quarterbacks for rushing touchdowns last year with 13. He also sprinted for 772 yards on the ground while passing for 2,406 yards and 16 aerial strikes. He finished the crusade as CFF QB17, exceeding 30 FPs in five games and producing over 40 three times.

The Mountaineers return all five offensive linemen from last season’s squad and have one of the most compelling rushing attacks in the nation with runners CJ Donaldson and Jahiem White in the backfield. Other than Penn State to open the season, the schedule is friendly, and once again, Greene will clearly sparkle in the blue-and-gold at Morgantown.

Scouting Notebook: “Green has been getting all this PFF hype on Twitter and how great he is, well, he’s got a lot to improve on. He was the 101st quarterback in the country in completion percentage at 53%. His drop mechanics were different every time, he was in an inconsistent base every time. So, one thing we really focused on this spring was a consistent drop. If you watch him throw three hitches last season, they’re probably three different drops that he took,” new WVU quarterbacks coach Tyler Allen stated in the spring (si.com).

KJ Jefferson, UCF

Team Offense (Rank): 487 ypg. (8)

Passing Yards: 259 ypg. (41)

Points Scored: 31 ppg. (41)

2023 FPPG: 21.2

As a fantasy analyst, it is imperative to reflect on player misses and avoid recency bias the next season. I admit to drafting KJ Jefferson often and ranked the former Arkansas QB highly last year. He concluded the campaign as CFF QB66. What went wrong? The Razorbacks’ offense nearly sank under coach Sam Pittman, who is 23-25 in four seasons in Fayetteville. In the offseason, Jefferson decided to jump ship and discovered better sailing conditions under coach Gus Malzahn at UCF.

Before assessing Jefferson’s CFF potential this year, let’s look at his production in 2022. He recorded many career bests despite missing a pair of games due to injury. Jefferson started 11-of-13 games, passing for 2,648 yards and 24 touchdowns with five interceptions. The dual-threat star completed 204-of-300 passes (68%) and scrambled for 640 rushing yards and nine touchdowns. He posted over 22 fantasy points in every game except one and surpassed 30 points five times.

How did Jefferson perform last year? He passed for 2,107 yards and 19 touchdowns and added 447 yards and two scores on the ground. He did provide glimpses of his fantasy upside by producing over 30 FPs three times: 34.9 vs. Western Carolina, 37.4 at Florida, and 34.5 vs. Florida International. Regrettably, he also scored less than 10 FPs in three other games. In redraft leagues, Jefferson became a headache each and every week when making starting lineups.

In 2024, it is reasonable to project a bounce-back campaign for Jefferson in coach Malzahn’s scheme. Over the past two seasons, former Knights’ QB John Rhys Plumlee passed for 4,857 yards, rushed for 1,367, and totaled 45 touchdowns, averaging over 26 FPPG. Jefferson has a similar skill set as Plumlee and likely produces similar fantasy statistics in the Knights’ offense.

Scouting Notebook: “We’re always talking and being very detailed. Its iron sharpens iron in that room. Those guys welcomed me and we’re getting on the same page with timing. (I am) becoming a more vocal leader. Being able to come into a new team and try to earn that trust. Getting guys to believe in me like I believe in them. Like coach Malzahn said, championships are won by player-led teams. We want to be a player-led team first,” Jefferson stated in the spring.


Twitterverse on Fire!

Among the following transfer passers, who will produce the most college fantasy football points in 2024?

  • Grayson McCall, North Carolina State: 37%
  • Riley Leonard, Notre Dame: 30%
  • DK Uiagalelei, Florida State: 10%
  • Malachi Nelson, Boise State: 23%

Scholar’s Selection: As the season nears, I am more and more interested in Grayson McCall, who started at Coastal Carolina for the past four seasons. He has passed for over 10,000 career yards and posted an 88-14 TD:INT ratio. Moving up to the P4 level of competition in the ACC, McCall  joins a team with an explosive cadre of receivers, and he will excel as a member of the Wolfpack.

“Riley Leonard for me. The only concern is those ankles. I hope he stays healthy.” @aceholesrule

“A Robert Anae led offense averages 28.1 ppg and 33 pass attempts per game. His QB averages 24.64 FPPG. Anae’s highest-producing QB was Christian Stewart, who put up 30.79 FPPG in Anae’s second year at BYU. Grayson McCall has proven to be mobile, and I believe he has the best upside of this group.” @ProbascoLuke

“Grayson McCall for me. NCSU has a loaded offensive room around him.”  @JCcfdata


Jackson Arnold, Oklahoma

Team Offense (Rank): 507 ypg. (3)

Passing Yards: 325 ypg. (6)

Points Scored: 42 ppg. (4)

2023 FPPG: 9.2

Huge expectations accompany any player who dons the Crimson and Cream uniform as the Oklahoma quarterback. Since the turn of the century, quarterbacks Jason White, Sam Bradford, Kyler Murray, and Baker Mayfield all won the Heisman Trophy. In 2024, Jackson Arnold not only replaces Dillon Gabriel but must steer the Sooners through one of the more difficult schedules in the nation as a new member of the SEC.

In the Valero Alamo Bowl last December, CFF diehards glanced at the potential and peril of Arnold on the gridiron. He completed 26-of-45 passes for 361 yards and two touchdowns. Nevertheless, he also tossed three interceptions and lost a fumble in the Sooners 38-24 loss to Arizona. Which Arnold will show up in 2024 for CFF managers?

A five-star prospect in high school, Arnold was among the Top 25 recruits in the country, Gatorade National Player of the Year (2022-23) and Under Armour All-American (2022). Also, he was named the Elite 11 MVP in 2022 and selected Oklahoma over Alabama, Arkansas and Notre Dame.

As a true freshman last year, he completed 63.8% of his passes for 562 yards and four touchdowns, and in the Sooners spring game, Arnold connected on 10-of-20 throws for 233 yards and two scores. There is no denying the sophomore’s budding talent. Yet, can he put it all together and lead Oklahoma through a very tough gauntlet in 2024? The answer will determine the fate of many CFF coaches.

Scouting Notebook: “There’s a lot to like about Arnold’s game. He has good mobility and a great arm. He can make all the throws. He throws an accurate football. And the Oklahoma Sooners have the talent for Arnold to work with in his first full season as a starter,” penned writer John Williams (soonerswire.usatoday.com).

Haynes King, Georgia Tech

Team Offense (Rank): 425 ypg. (34)

Passing Yards: 221 ypg. (66)

Points Scored: 31 ppg. (42)

2023 FPPG: 31.5

Coach Brent Key dipped into the transfer portal two years ago and added QB Haynes King, who helped turn around the Yellow Jackets’ offense in 2023. A dual-threat signal caller, King stitched together a memorable campaign in Atlanta, flinging passes for 2,842 yards, scrambling for 737 yards, and accumulating 37 total touchdowns. He was one of only two P5 competitors with at least 2,800 passing yards, 25 touchdown passes, 700 rushing yards, and 10 scores, joining Heisman Trophy winner Jayden Daniels.

A four-star recruit in high school in 2020, King earned Under Armour All-American and was a Top 10 prospect in Texas. He played three seasons at Texas A&M before transferring to Georgia Tech. While at College Station, the former Aggie played in only 10 games and tossed 10 touchdowns against 10 interceptions. On the ground, he scampered for 150 yards and a score.

Why is King ranked so low among CFF QBs this year? It is difficult to project a repeat performance when examining the Yellow Jackets’ schedule. Beginning with Georgia Tech’s seventh game of the campaign, the Yellow Jackets face daunting opposition down the back stretch: Notre Dame, at Virginia Tech, Miami, North Carolina State and at Georgia.

The five games do not foreshadow fantasy upside and coincide with the CFF playoffs, which might make King unplayable. At his current ADP, the Yellow Jackets’ quarterback provides CFF value. Nonetheless, CFF managers must have another option ready over the final month of the season.

Scouting Notebook: “Looking at the big picture, obviously we want to do better than last year. Secondly, we don’t see why we can’t be playing for the national championship here. With the players we have, with the staff we have, we don’t see why we won’t be playing in it,“ King responded when asked about the upcoming season (sportingnews.com).

Seth Henigan, Memphis

Team Offense (Rank): 459 ypg. (14)

Passing Yards: 307 ypg. (10)

Points Scored: 39 ppg. (6)

2023 FPPG: 31.1

My high school history teacher always stated that “the more things change; the more things remain the same.” It clearly applies to the Memphis football program: head coaches, coaching staffs, and players all change. Yet, the offense continues to produce fantasy points in abundance every season.

At quarterback, the Tigers have featured Paxton Lynch (2014-15), Riley Ferguson (2016-17), Brady White (2018-20) and Seth Henigan (2021-present) over the past decade. All four have been college football celebrities, who manufactured stupendous CFF production. Henigan took over the offense as a true freshman three years ago and has progressed every season. He finished as CFF QB No. 44 (2021), No. 33 (2022) and No. 11 (2023), averaging 3,588 passing yards and 26 touchdowns as a starter since taking over.

At 6’3” and 215-pounds, Henigan’s resume is one of the more impressive in college football. He has garnered Second Team All-AAC (2023), Freshman All-America Team (2021), AAC All-Academic Team (2022 & 2023), and TSWA Player of the Year (2023). In 2024, Phil Steele appointed Henigan as the preseason All-AAC quarterback. The Tigers’ senior signal-caller is one of the safest floor picks among CFF quarterbacks this season.

Scouting Notebook: In response to a possible Heisman this year, Hennigan responded “That’s just crazy to think about. I have never even thought about it and kind of laughed it off whenever it was mentioned, but this year, you know, anything is a possibility. The sky’s the limit for our team. I think we have a lot of next-level talent,” (HEROSports.com).

2024 CFF Quarterback Projections

PlayerPassing YardsP-TDsRushing YardsR-TDsPointsAvg.
Kaidon Salter2500309001043035.8
Dillon Gabriel360035300440834.0
Byrum Brown280028600838832.3
Jaxson Dart350030300538031.7
Jordan McCloud38503250236330.3
Jalen Milroe310027420737030.8
Nico Iamaleava300025500635629.7
Garrett Greene260020550832727.3
KJ Jefferson220024600834028.3
Jackson Arnold350025400536030.0
Haynes King260024650634929.1
Seth Henigan350032250337531.3

2024 Projections Key

Passing Yards x .04

Rushing Yards x .10

Touchdowns x 6

Average: 12 games

Coming Soon: Part II

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