Big 12 football: Ranking each of the conference’s starting quarterbacks

Jul 16, 2018; Frisco, TX, USA; Big 12 helmet is displayed during Big 12 football media days at the Ford Center at the Star. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports
Jul 16, 2018; Frisco, TX, USA; Big 12 helmet is displayed during Big 12 football media days at the Ford Center at the Star. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports /
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Florida Gators quarterback Emory Jones (5)
Florida Gators quarterback Emory Jones (5) /

No. 8: Emory Jones – Cincinnati

Jones was one of the best dual-threat quarterbacks in the country in 2021, compiling 2,700 passing yards and nearly 800 yards on the ground. The multi-level threat that made him effective was non-existent in 2022. In his eight games, he had as many games with negative rushing yards as he had games with positive rushing yards.

If his new home in Cincinnati is able to get him back to what he was at Florida, he will be a welcomed addition to the Bearcats. If he has to rely more on his passing than he did at Arizona State last year, then he is probably at least a few spots too high on this list. I will give the benefit of the doubt to new head coach Scott Satterfield, who had a good bit of success with dual-threat Malik Cunningham over the past few years at Louisville.