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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7. Kurtis Rourke/Tayven Jackson: Indiana

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Indiana Hoosiers quarterback Tayven Jackson (2) and Indiana Hoosiers quarterback Kurtis Rourke (9) / Bobby Goddin/Herald-Times / USA TODAY

New Indiana Football head coach Curt Cignetti challenged quarterback Tayven Jackson before the spring game and the Tennessee transfer responded. He completed his first eight passes and led the Hoosiers on their first scoring drive. Kurtis Rourke took some time to get acclimated but was solid. Rourke, the former MAC player of the year, did not lose the job. However he didn't exactly win it either. This competition is likely to go through the fall. Either quarterbacks have good skill players to throw to.

6. Luke Altmyer: Illinois

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Nov 4, 2023; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; Illinois Fighting Illini quarterback Luke Altmyer (9) / Matt Krohn-USA TODAY Sports

Luke Altmyer played solid football before he was injured. Early on, he played like a first-year starter, which he was. He's healthy and has a solid group of receivers. Altmyer and the Illini are looking for a bounce back season. With so many losses on defense, Illinois needs Altmyer to pick up from where he left off, stay healthy, and take a step forward in order for the Illini to make a bowl game.