Merril Hoge, a longtime football analyst who used to work for ESPN, did not pull any punches in his evaluation of USC quarterback Caleb Williams.
Via Mike Freeman of USA TODAY Sports, Hoge said, “First of all, his ability to throw on the run is very disturbing. It is very inaccurate and it’s all over the place. There’s a ton of RPO (run pass option), which nobody is going to RPO themselves to a Super Bowl in our league. … You gotta push the ball down the field. There are times when he does that. He doesn’t play with a lot of anticipation because of all the clean pockets that exist for him.
“The thing that’s disturbing me right now is his inability to be consistent on the move as a thrower. And he’s willing to do that a lot more than he has to. You don’t have that choice in our league … I don’t see anything magical with his arm.”
I think we might talk about this topic a little more in the coming days.