(WATCH) Alabama's freshman QB Barnett shows off his arm
Jake Coker and David Cornwell may be the names thrown around most often when discussing Alabama's season opening starter against Wisconsin, but the Tide quarterback with the strongest arm may very well be true freshman Blake Barnett.
Watch as Barnett launches this football over the goalposts on the practice field this weekend:
If arm strength was the most important attribute to the job, it would be safe to label Barnett as a future star, but as Alabama saw last season with Blake Sims, chemistry with the rest of the team and understanding of the playbook is even more important to be a success on the field.
Don't expect Nick Saban and Lane Kiffin to rush Barnett onto the field this season, no matter how far he can launch a football down the field.
Bama Fr QB Blake Barnett throwing a 70 yd pass through the uprights yesterday while working with George Whitfield pic.twitter.com/wDpDrN2Qxe— West Coast Tide Fans (@WCTideFans) August 2, 2015