Brendon Lewis and JT Shrout both bringing different strengths to QB position

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The Colorado Buffaloes are in an interesting spot with camp rolling out. Karl Dorrell’s team isn’t expected to make much noise in 2022, although the Buffs’ head coach still has some confidence.

One of the key storylines throughout camp will be the battle between Brendon Lewis and JT Shrout for the starting QB job. Shrout was competing for the spot last year after transferring from Tennessee, but he suffered an injury and Lewis came in and grew throughout the season.

This time around, it’s the same QB battle, and Pete Fiutak of College Football News is curious about who takes the job:

It was a huge setback for the offense when Tennessee transfer JT Shrout was hurt last offseason with a major knee injury and couldn’t go. Brendon Lewis was fine, but the downfield passing game wasn’t there. Lewis can run, he’s experienced, and he’s careful with the ball, but Shrout is the better pure passer.

Dorrell did mention that Lewis is “in the driver’s seat” for the job back in July, although we know things can change pretty quickly. Offensive coordinator Mike Sanford also recently gave his thoughts, so who knows how it works out.

Shrout is a pure passer, as Fiutak mentions, but Lewis is less rusty and has the upper hand after a decent 2021 campaign. But after all, let’s not forget Shrout’s time with the Volunteers.

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