College football is deep with solid quarterbacks this upcoming season. One of those signal-callers is Nebraska's Adrian Martinez, who hopes return the Cornhuskers to their former glory.
In Athlon Sports' Top 130 Quarterback Rankings, the Nebraska signal-caller is listed at No. 9.
Here's why: The continued development of Martinez is a big reason why coach Scott Frost’s team should take a big step forward in 2019. Martinez did not play as a high school senior due to injury but showed no rust in his freshman season. The California native connected on 64.6 percent of his passes for 2,617 yards and 17 touchdowns to just eight picks. Martinez finished second on the team with 629 rushing yards and chipped in eight scores on the ground. With a full offseason to develop under Frost, look for Martinez to contend for All-Big Ten honors this fall.
How are the rest of the starting quarterbacks in college football looking? Check out our entire Top 130 Quarterback Rankings.