Paul Finebaum predicts the SEC's biggest breakout QB for 2020
The SEC kicks off Saturday, and the long-awaited Southeastern Conference season finally gets underway.
SportsCenter had a couple of different segments previewing the conference Sunday morning, and during the second segment, Paul Finebaum was asked which SEC quarterback will be a breakout star in 2020.
With Joe Burrow, Tua Tagovailoa and Jake Fromm — the known commodities — gone, Finebaum singled out Florida’s Kyle Trask as a breakout star.
“He didn’t start last year at Florida, but he will be the starter this year,” Finebaum said of Trask. “And I think he’s going to be one of the biggest stars in the SEC. I’m speaking of Kyle Trask. I mean, he has just hung around for forever. He was the backup to the Miami quarterback (D’Eriq King) in high school, and he really came on last year when Feleipe Franks got knocked out of the Kentucky game.
“And don’t forget who his coach is — Dan Mullen. He tutored people like Alex Smith, Tim Tebow and Dak Prescott. It looks like he’s doing it all over again in Gainesville.”
Trask replaced the injured Franks in the third game of the 2019 season. Trask threw for 2,941 yards and 25 touchdowns compared to just 7 interceptions.
A full offseason as the starter under Mullen should certainly allow him to develop. Also add weapons on the outside like Trevon Grimes, Kadarius Toney, Kyle Pitts and Justin Shorter, along with an experienced offensive line, Trask could have a huge season in Gainesville.