Right now it looks like Brady Cook has the inside track on the starting quarterback job at Missouri.

Dave Matter of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch went on the “McElroy and Cubelic In the morning” program on WJOX out of Birmingham, Alabama to discuss the quarterback battle at Missouri between Cook, Tyler Macon and Mississippi State transfer Jack Abraham.

Matter reports that Cook has been the first quarterback on the field in the drills that have been open to the media in the early days of fall camp.

“[Brady Cook is] the guy that’s played the most in [Eli] Drinkwitz’s offense,” Matter said. “They want this competition to be close, they want it to…not necessarily go on forever…but that way if it’s a hard decision they know if something happens during the season they’ve got somebody else right there that can play that they trust.”

Cook, a redshirt sophomore, played sparingly last season, but got a full game in the Armed Forces Bowl, as he passed for 238 yards and a touchdown in a 24-22 loss to Army.

Macon, a redshirt freshman, appeared in limited action last season against Southeast Missouri and Georgia.

Abraham is an interesting case. He is going into his 7th year and originally started at Louisiana Tech in 2016. After a stint in junior college he started for 3 seasons at Southern Miss and threw for 7,067 yards and 41 touchdowns.

He transferred to Mississippi State after the 2020 season, but did not see the field with the Bulldogs in 2021.