Virginia Tech football: A look at the quarterback room

Compared to previous years the quarterback room is looking inexperienced with both Quincy Patterson and Hendon Hooker transferring. Even with the transfers, the quarterback position shouldn’t be a concern for Virginia Tech football fans.

This season without the spring game we have only seen Virginia Tech football in practice settings, but the starting quarterback is certain.

It’s no question that as long as he stays healthy Braxton Burmeister is the starter for this Virginia Tech football program on September 3rd against North Carolina in the season opener. The concern comes in when we look behind Burmeister in the depth chart.

Burmeister got a large amount of playing time last season, playing in seven games. Of those seven games, he started four of them going 3-1.  He threw for  687 yards and two touchdowns and rushed for 182 yards and two touchdowns. He proved that he was an athletic quarterback that could get yards with his arm as well as his legs when necessary. With a full preseason as the starter and growing confidence, he should be great under center.

Another player returning is Knox Kadum, he found himself going from fourth string to possibly backup in a season. We haven’t seen a whole lot of Kadum in college but he did step in against Clemson and throw for 68 yards on six attempts and rushed for 24 yards. The former three-star recruit from Georgia will have to compete for the backup spot against Connor Blumrick.

Blumrick is a transfer from Texas A&M who transitioned from quarterback to tight end at running back with the Aggies. He transferred in hopes of being a quarterback so he landed with the Hokies and could be in the mix for the backup spot with Kadum.

In the fall, Tahj Bullock will enroll in the Virginia Tech football program. The dual-threat quarterback will be a big addition to the quarterback room. He’s used to having to wait his turn and then thriving when he gets a chance. 247sports has him ranked as the 35th dual-threat quarterback and the 19th best recruit out of New Jersey in the class of 2021.

The quarterback position took a hit with the transfers last season. While there is a lack of experience, there is a ton of talent. This program is under a lot of pressure this season so Burmeister will need to have a big season.