- Apr 22, 2015
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7. Tanner Morgan – Minnesota
Preseason Rank: 86; Week 6 Rank: 27; Week 12 Rank: 9
Perhaps the best season from a quarterback that you didn’t see coming, we’re a long way from Zack Annexstad seemingly entering the year as the starter for the Gophers way back in early summer, 2019. All Morgan did was finish the year with the country’s seventh-highest passing grade as he was every bit of an elite quarterback this season. He threw for 3,252 yards and 30 touchdowns against just seven interceptions and had multiple games with elite-level passing grades, including three overall outings with a passing grade above 90.0 this year. In perhaps one of the finest displays of accuracy, poise and touch, Morgan connected on 21-of-22 attempts for 396 yards and four touchdowns against Purdue in Week 5 as he finished the season with the nation’s 11th-best passing grade over the middle of the field and 10th-best grade on throws outside the numbers. He didn’t just dink-and-dunk passes short of the first-down marker either to complete such a high percentage of his passes, he took his shots and made his own receivers open with an incredible pocket presence in 2019.
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