Vernon Adams Jr.’s season would impress even Marcus Mariota
Since coming back from injury, Oregon QB Vernon Adams has been unstoppable. The Ducks won their final six regular season games, all with Adams under center.
How spectacular has Adams been for the Ducks over the past six games? Well, Adams passer rating against FBS teams with a winning record was 189.24. During his 2014 Heisman campaign, former Oregon QB Marcus Mariota had a passer rating of 161.78 in similar games, which led all Power 5 QB's.
Adams' overall passer rating of 179.57 this season is the best among Power 5 QB's and second best in the country, only trailing Western Kentucky's Brandon Doughty (180.18).
As FOX Sports' Bruce Feldman notes, in nine games against Pac-12 opponents in his career at Eastern Washington and Oregon Adams has been nothing short of brilliant.
The Ducks knew they were getting a QB this season, but Adams, when healthy, has been the conference's best QB.
In 2014, Marcus Mariota led all Power 5 QBs with a 161.78 rating vs FBS winning teams. 2015 Vernon Adams vs FBS winning? 189.24.
— Dan Rubenstein (@DanRubenstein) November 29, 2015
Vernon Adams in 9 games vs Pac-12 opponents: 67% completion rate; 35 TDs, 4 INTs.. Impressive esp for a guy who had 0 FBS offers out of HS.
— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) November 28, 2015