Adrian Martinez has talent and potential. Scott Frost and the Nebraska football team needs their quarterback to step up.
Nebraska’s offense was rough in 2020, but it was really bad when it came to throwing the ball around. The Huskers were only scoring 23.1 points per game last season and they managed to gain just 190.1 passing yards per game.
On the bright side, Frost’s quarterbacks were able to consistently complete passes throughout 2020. On the less than bright side, Adrian Martinez and Luke McCaffrey combined for just five touchdowns and nine interceptions.
That’s not great.
But, McCaffrey has made the choice and has moved on, so now Nebraska will need Martinez to improve considerably this season.
Throughout his career, Martinez has completed 64.2 percent of his passes (his career high came in 2020 when he completed 71.5 percent of his passes) and has thrown for 5,628 yards and 31 touchdowns against 20 interceptions.
He’s also an athletic runner, gaining 1,776 yards and an additional 22 touchdowns on the ground.
Martinez fits Frost’s offense, but he’s been far from consistent and when he falters even slightly, it feels like Nebraska’s offense stalls out. The Nebraska football team will need its quarterback to be consistent and dangerous.
Martinez can do that, he just needs to do it consistently.