(Mike Siegel / The Seattle Times), Husky quarterback Dylan Morris works out as the University of Washington Huskies practice at Husky Stadium on Friday October 9, 2020. To submit questions, go to st.news/UWchatask. There can be no other choice. University Of Washington. These quarterbacks have started for the Washington Huskies. UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 28, 2019. This story was published prior to the cancellation of the game. But, because the NCAA paused all players’ eligibility for the shortened season, a successful Thomson could theoretically start for the Huskies in both 2020 and 2021. So it’s true: Sirmon has yet to make a college start. University of Washington quarterback Kevin Thomson practices at Husky Stadium on October 16, 2020. You have a choice to make. University of Washington ‘There’s not going to be a timetable’: UW coach Jimmy Lake not ready to name QB starter By Lauren Kirschman. He’s the most experienced, the most seasoned, the most versatile — the most deserving. Remember him? Washington head coach Jimmy Lake hasn’t named a starting quarterback — and he doesn’t plan to make an announcement. He could serve as a dependable dual-threat passer while five-star freshman Sam Huard learns the offense next fall. He’s respected by his teammates, so much so that he was named Offensive Scout Squad MVP last season. Ethan Garbers is the starting quarterback. He’s smart. Watch game highlights of Washington Huskies games online, get tickets to Huskies athletic events, and shop for official Washington Huskies gear in the team store. He’s accurate. With three new starters on the offensive line, it’s critical the Huskies’ quarterback can improvise and barrel out of broken plays — and Thomson offers that ability. He will sit out this season, per NCAA transfer rules. There can be no other choice. In this particular family feud, a true freshman is the No. Eric Kurle had seen this before. Heck, he led the Eagles to an 11-1 record as a freaking freshman. He can stretch the field and maximize the explosiveness of wide receivers Puka Nacua, Terrell Bynum, Rome Odunze, Jalen McMillan and more. In 1960, he became the first University of Washington football player to appear on the cover of Sports Illustrated. This decision is not an “upset.” It’s inevitable. Dylan Morris is the starting quarterback. These are the quarterbacks who were the passing leaders for that season. The last time the University of Washington football team opened up the starting quarterback competition to countless candidates was 2014, Chris Petersen's first year as coach. Garbers rushed for 573 yards and 12 touchdowns last season as well. University of Washington quarterbacks Ethan Garbers (10) and Kevin Thompson (7) practice at Husky Stadium on October 16, 2020. In 2018, Alex Smith was the more experienced quarterback than a second-year gunslinger named Patrick Mahomes. It comes down to this: if you continue to court four-star quarterbacks, but none of them develops, isn’t that ultimately an institutional failure? Though UW fans obviously didn’t see Morris on the field during his true-freshman campaign, the local product earned rave reviews in practices and meetings. He can make every NFL throw. Kicker — Peyton Henry . Main starting quarterbacks. For six weeks, Jimmy Lake has declined to announce a decision regarding his ongoing quarterback competition. You must be logged in to leave a comment. The Official Athletics Site for the University of Washington. And before Huard spices up the quarterback competition in 2021, you’d better know what kind of talent you already have in your room. What have you done? They are listed in order of the date of each man's first start at quarterback. Appearances can be deceiving. (Mike Siegel / The Seattle Times) University of Washington quarterback Jake Browning hands the ball off to Myles Gaskin against Utah State. The Colts, whose current quarterbacks are all set to become free agents at the end of the 2020 season, drafted Washington's Jacob Eason in the fourth round Saturday. That, and more from Lake’s Monday press conference. Watch game highlights of Washington Huskies games online, get tickets to Huskies athletic events, and shop for official Washington Huskies gear in the team store. Get premium, high resolution news photos at Getty Images Quarterback — Kevin Thomson. Jake Browning won the University of Washington's starting quarterback job as a freshman in 2015 for the Huskies, leaving little room for controversy surrounding the position. Join UW football reporter Mike Vorel and columnist Larry Stone on Friday, Nov. 6, at 2 p.m. for a live Q&A about the Huskies’ upcoming season. An October 2019 Sports Illustrated article described NC State as "Quarterback U" after five former quarterbacks ( Philip Rivers, Russell Wilson, Mike Glennon, Jacoby Brissett, and Ryan Finley) from the school advanced to play in the NFL between the years of 2003 and 2019. University of Washington quarterback Kevin Thomson practices at Husky Stadium on October 16, 2020. UW takes the field for its season opener, and the Huskies vanquish former UW defensive coordinator Justin Wilcox and Co. behind true-freshman quarterback Ethan Garbers — who beats his older brother, Cal QB Chase Garbers, in the process. The 2019 Big Sky Offensive Player of the Year, Thomson spent three seasons at Sacramento State. Forget arm strength or recruiting stars or all the bogus measurables we assign to our signal-callers. He threw for 3,216 yards and 27 touchdowns with just eight interceptions in 12 games last season, and rushed for 619 yards and 12 more scores. 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