Way Too Early Big Ten Quarterback Rankings

With an expanded Big Ten, these are how the quarterbacks in the conference rate before summer and fall camp begins.
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11. Ethan Garbers: UCLA

Ethan Garbers
Dec 16, 2023; Inglewood, CA, USA; UCLA Bruins quarterback Ethan Garbers (4) celebrates after beating Boise State in the LA Bowl / Kiyoshi Mio-USA TODAY Sports

Ethan Garbers is an interesting quarterback. When he came into the LA Bowl, many people (including me) thought that Boise was going to run away with the game. However, Garbers was composed and took the helm of the offense, leading the Bruins to a win. His position on this list might say more about the state of the program than his ability as a player. However, Garbers could be the steady hand that helps first-time head coach DeShaun Foster navigate his first year as a head coach.

10. Aidan Chiles

Aidan Chiles
Michigan State quarterback Aidan Chiles takes the field during the Spring Showcase on Saturday, / Nick King/Lansing State Journal / USA

This is the "all the potential in the world with no proof of concept" part of the list. Oregon State transfer Aidan Chiles followed his head coach from Corvallis to Lansing when Jonathan Smith took the Michigan State job. Chiles is the sixth highest-rated recruit in school history. Only Derek Anderson was a higher-rated quarterback. Despite the potential and the flashes, it's hard to say how good Chiles will be next year. A lot of that has to do with not knowing how good Michigan State will be.