Kansas football: Top three offensive playmakers to watch in 2020

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Kansas football will have some playmakers on offense next season. Here are the top three Jayhawks on the offensive side of the ball to watch in 2020 (no order).

Despite being in the midst of basketball season, we’re inching ever closer to the 2020 Kansas football season which will begin on September 5 against New Hampshire. There’s been a lot of news with coaches leaving and new hires, but there hasn’t been much talk about the players.

Despite having multiple key offensive players graduate after the 2019 season like quarterback Carter Stanley, lineman Hakeem Adeniji, and receiver Daylon Charlot, this team has a lot of talent coming back. There is one hole though: quarterback.

After losing a possible transfer quarterback in Feleipe Franks to Arkansas, the Jayhawks will have to work with what they’ve got. Four quarterbacks to keep an eye on for next year consist of senior Thomas MacVittie, junior Miles Kendrick, sophomore Torry Locklin, and freshman Jalon Daniels. None of the quarterbacks have played major minutes at the division one level, so offensive coordinator Brent Dearmon and head coach Les Miles have some work to do this offseason.

The good news is that the coaches have had quite a bit of time to develop the QBs and figure out which one would work best for the Jayhawks. Kansas football fans will get their first look at the 2020 team in the Spring Game, now called Late Night Under the Lights.

The scrimmage is set for April 18, and it’ll probably get started around 6:00 p.m.

Despite the question mark at the quarterback position, the Jayhawks have some big-time playmakers at other positions on offense. Here are the top three Kansas football players to watch on offense in 2020 (in no order).