Nebraska Football: 5 key takeaways from the Huskers 2018 season

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The Huskers are set at quarterback

No matter what level of football you are playing, it pays to have a good quarterback. Stability at that position, along with stability at head coach, are probably the two biggest indicators of success long term. Great programs and great teams tend to have good, if not great quarterbacks.

For Nebraska, that has been a struggle in recent years. Tommy Armstrong was solid and so was Taylor Martinez, but neither was able to get the Huskers over the hump. Time will tell if Martinez is able to, yet he already looks like one of the best players in the Big Ten.

This past season, Martinez completed 64.5 percent of his passes, threw for 2,617 yards, ran for 629 yards, threw for 17 touchdowns and ran for eight more. He also passed for 300 yards or more three times and was second in the Big Ten in total offense.

It will be fun to see how much he grows next season, yet some are already mentioning him as a future Heisman contender and since he is only a sophomore, it’s fair to be giddy about his future prospects.