The start of the 2018 college football season is less than 25 days away. With the 2018 season around the corner, all 130 teams will open up fall camp in early August. And with the start of fall practice, the focus will shift to unsettled quarterback battles and teams finding the right answer under center. There’s no shortage of intriguing quarterback battles to watch in fall practice. Alabama, Clemson, Georgia and Ohio State – Athlon’s projected playoff teams – each have some uncertainty surrounding the quarterback position. Jake Fromm is the No. 1 QB for coach Kirby Smart, but true freshman Justin Fields will play. At Ohio State, Dwayne Haskins is the clear starter after Joe Burrow transferred to LSU. However, the battles at Alabama and Clemson will continue deep into fall practice, with both teams looking for more out of their passing game in 2018.
With fall practice underway, Athlon is taking a look at the top 15 quarterback battles for the 2018 season. One caveat to this list: We considered potential battles at Michigan (Shea Patterson), Georgia (Jake Fromm), Oklahoma (Kyler Murray), Ohio State (Dwayne Haskins) and Miami (Malik Rosier) to be settled.