The Best of the B1G, #2 Taylor Martinez

b1g_iconTaylor Martinez is still in school.

Having been the Huskers starting QB since his redshirt freshman season, Martinez brings something to the table few others in the Big Ten can: experience on top of experience. Martinez took a step forward last year, completing 62% of his passes and earning a 141.6 passer rating and a first team nod from the Big Ten coaches, after stumbling a bit in 2011 (in part due to the challenge of switching conferences). This is important, because most people don’t think of Martinez as a passer, instead focusing on his Craig-Krenzel-but-agile running ability that can lead to big plays.

While this is an important part of his game, the presence of Ameer Abdullah will shift much of the rushing load off of Martinez. This can only mean good things for the senior quarterback, as an added threat out of the backfield will open up big opportunities for the passing game, where the Huskers return their top three receivers from 2012.

Behind an experienced offensive line, look for Martinez to direct an efficient and explosive offense in 2013.

Previously on MotSaG’s Best of the B1G
#3 Bradley Roby
#4 Ryan Shazier
#5 Taylor Lewan
Best of the B1G, #10-6
Best of the B1G, #15-11
Best of the B1G, #20-16
Best of the B1G, #25-21