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Jordan Wynn

Jordan Wynn was the main topic of conversation coming into the game against USC, and I think it is time to dissect his performance and see what he has to offer. First, the stats: Wynn went 23/46, throwing for 238 yards with a TD and no picks, averaging 5.2 yards per attempt. Second, the intangibles: Wynn got the ball with 7 minutes left and flubbed it, but then drove the team down field with poise and skill in the final minutes of the game. Finally, the physical: Wynn threw many wobbly passes and was rescued by skilled receivers on several big passes; he also held onto the ball too long and turned his back on pressure. He did get hit hard, and both threw as he was getting hit and got back up and kept playing.  I felt that he lost arm strength and accuracy as the game went on; perhaps he lacks endurance.

My thoughts after the break...

Wynn is a good quarterback, and may even be a great quarterback next year, as he continues to improve his arm strength and understanding of the offense, and as the receiver corps continues to improve (they looked fantastic this week). What he lacks is size, strength, and an NFL arm. After watching Matt Barkley and Brock Osweiler, it is clear that there is something missing from Wynn's game. I think a 6-4 QB doesn't get those passes batted down, and holds up better to those big hits. I think Wynn is a good quarterback, but he isn't a Pac-12 quarterback

All that aside, he certainly has the talent and ability to keep us in games and win them in the closing minutes. After watching ASU on Friday, and USC and Utah yesterday, I feel very good about the Utes chances to be playing in the championship game with Jordan Wynn under center. If our defense keeps it close, he could certainly be driving down the field as time expires, putting the Utes in a position to win the game. That's what he did last night.

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