Aug 20, 2013; Blacksburg, VA, USA; Virginia Tech Hokies quarterback Brenden Motley (9) drops back during practice at the Steve Johnson Practice Fields. Mandatory Credit: Peter Casey-USA TODAY Sports
Brenden Motley entered the spring as somewhat of an unknown and an underdog to end up being the starting quarterback with Mark Leal and Michael Brewer being the two favorites. However, Motley put some very good performances in during the spring over the first few spring scrimmages and leaped over Mark Leal on the depth chart. Motley didn’t end the spring too well as he had a rough final spring scrimmage before being average with some big plays in the Spring Game.
The ACC Kickoff media votes were released and there was one major surprise. Brenden Motley received a vote for ACC Player of the Year.
Now, Brenden Motley has a lot of talent but Motley is not even the frontrunner to be the starting quarterback for the Hokies this fall with Michael Brewer having the inside track despite not arriving till this past summer. Also, this is the conference that has the defending Heisman Trophy winner in Jameis Winston, one of the top returning pass rushers in Vic Beasley, one of the most explosive running backs in Duke Johnson, and two of top of college football’s top 4 cornerbacks in Kendall Fuller and P.J. Williams.
Motley has a lot of upside but he is far from a provent hing and is someone that might not even touch the field during this season. The fact that someone in the ACC media picked Motley to win ACC Player of the Year is kind of insane given the loads of talent in the ACC. However, the craziness and shock of this choice was best symbolized in this tweet.
Hopefully, this guy is somehow right because that would almost certainly mean that the Hokies are headed to the College Football Playoff. However, the guy who chose Motley should feel lucky that his vote is unanimous.