No. 4: Wouldn’t it be nice if the Kentucky Wildcats failed to adequately replace their quarterback vs. Mississippi State football this season?
Hey, while we’re talking about offenses that relied way too heavily upon specific players, let’s talk about the Kentucky Wildcats and the way that not much else was going on with their offense outside of what Will Levis brought to the table?
Levis, a quarterback who was pretty polarizing for folks on Twitter because of the way NFL Draft folks perceived his performances, threw for 2,406 yards and 19 touchdowns against 10 interceptions during the 2022 season.
That doesn’t rank well when compared to the rest of the SEC’s quarterbacks (it ranked 11th in the SEC, for what that’s worth), but it was enough to help Kentucky’s defense as the Wildcats managed to get to a 7-6 record in 2022, including a home win over MSU.
And while those numbers seem pretty pedestrian when compared to rest of the conference’s offenses, there wasn’t much else going on for Kentucky offensively last season. The Wildcats averaged just 116.2 rushing yards per game and only scored nine rushing touchdowns.
Levis was pretty much the bulk of their offense. And I’d appreciate it if the Wildcats didn’t effectively replace him.