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So, not to be that guy, but why do we need Stevens? Portal says 3 star low 80s rating? Do we think he'd be that much better than a 2nd year in the system Rivers? Remember Rivers didn't have great receivers last year either after Mikey and Edwin went down. Not trying to be argumentative, I just don't know what stats says 'this is the guy!' Is this for depth insurance?
Looking at his recruiting profile from 4-5 years ago is pointless. He was in a position to start for a top-15 team because their prior starting QB graduated -- another 3* unheralded kid named Trace McSorley who won 30 games and is #2 in Big Ten history in touchdowns. I mentioned in another thread that Stevens is run-first, but he's a very talented and very tough runner. And unlike some dual threat types, he CAN throw downfield.
The only question mark is health. If his foot is healed, he's immediately the top QB on the roster. Not even close.
Problem is, he's very likely a Miss State lean. The Joe Moorhead connection is a strong one. he already knows JoeMo's offense, and he would be a logical fill-in for Nick Fitzgerald.