Finally Jacoby Brissett is getting the opportunity he has always dreamed about. The Florida transfer is excited about not having to play in the shadow of someone else. With the Gators, he was playing after Tim Tebow, and most knew that wouldn’t work out.
So once his career began to look bleak with the Gators, he knew it was time to look elsewhere. A fresh start is what Brissett needed and that’s what N.C. State has provided.
Brissett is ready to play in his first game action since Nov. 17, 2012 after sitting out all of last season due to transferring. Sitting out wasn’t such a bad thing because it gave him a chance to learn the system and be groomed for the start of the 2014 season. In fact, he was the best quarterback on the roster last season.
This is an opportunity to prove all those Gator fans that he was better than current quarterback Jeff Driskel. But don’t expect that to be his main focus as he wants to lead the Wolfpack to a Bowl game, and possibly a few upsets this season. However, I can assure you that he still uses his tenure with the Gators as motivation.
What the Wolfpack are going to get out of Brissett is a former four-star prospect with size, speed, solid arm strength and a good understanding of the system. He will give them an edge that they just didn’t have last season. Their offense should open up this year with Brissett under center and consistently put points not he scoreboard. He is even one of my darkhorse candidates for ACC player of the year.
The Wolfpack have a great chance to surprise a few teams this season, especially if he lives up to his potential. It’s always exciting to see players get their dues, and I know the Wolfpack are thrilled to have the transfer under center this season.