Dan Mullen updates Florida's QB situation ahead of Missouri game
Florida’s football season has been pretty much a mess, which has also been the case with the quarterback situation.
Early in the season, fans were clamoring for more Anthony Richardson.
But when the sophomore earned additional playing time, he struggled to produce. And in recent weeks, he has been sidelined by a concussion and knee injury.
Emory Jones, meanwhile, has gotten the majority of the snaps and played well for the most part, albeit not as consistently as the Gators would like.
He was sensational, however, this past Saturday against Samford, completing 28-of-34 passes for 464 yards and 6 touchdowns while also adding 10 carries for 86 yards and a score. And Florida needed it all, as its defense allowed 52 points in the game.
On Monday during his weekly press conference, Gators coach Dan Mullen was asked about where things stand with the quarterback situation heading into Saturday’s game at Missouri.
Mullen said that Jones is his QB but that Richardson is available.
“Emory’s been playing really well,” Mullen said. “Not saying we won’t have a package for Anthony Richardson.”
Dan Mullen said he's going forward with Emory Jones, but says Anthony Richardson is '100%' healthy. 'Emory's been playing really well. Not saying we won't have a package for Anthony Richardson.'
— Edgar Thompson (@osgators) November 15, 2021
Florida’s game with the Tigers on Saturday is set for 4 p.m. EST and will be televised by the SEC Network.