The quarterback position should be a strength in the Big Ten this season. And one of the best in the conference in 2019 is expected to be Nebraska's Adrian Martinez.
In fact, the signal caller comes in at No. 3 in Athlon Sports' Big Ten Quarterback Rankings.
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 does the rest of the Big Ten look? Check out our entire Big Ten Quarterback Rankings.