At the beginning of the season, Virginia Tech football coach Brent Pry named senior Grant Wells his starting quarterback for the 2023 season. Unfortunately for Pry and Wells, the beginning of the season for Wells lasted just one and a half games when he was injured in a 24-17 loss at home to Purdue in Week 2.
Baylor transfer Kyron Drones was inserted into the Purdue game for the final drive and since then, he has been the man under center for the Hokies. Since his injury, Wells has been coming along in his rehab, and in the fourth quarter of last Saturday’s 34-3 loss at Louisville, he made an appearance in relief of Drones.
Of course that raised some eyebrows and made people think, is Wells coming back and going to replace Drones? Was Pry going to make a quarterback switch with three games remaining? Tuesday, the second-year head coach put any questions to rest.
Brent Pry answers questions as to who his QB is for the rest of 2023
At his weekly press conference, Pry was asked if Wells was coming back and whether or not that would change his mind at quarterback for the rest of the season.
“It’s great to have Grant healthy, I don’t know he’d say he’s 100 percent, he’s probably in the 90 percentile range,” said Pry. “This is Dornes offense right now and we’re invested there. The conversation I had with Grant was to just be ready to go when the opportunity comes it’s going to be yours to go out there and ignite things and spark things and show what you can do.
“There’s no questions right now it’s Kyron’s offense.”
In the overall big picture, there was very little doubt as to who the quarterback should be for the rest of the season. Drones has shown he’s capable of leading them and right now he gives them the best chance at winning each week. In fact, he’s shown that he’s the QB1 of the future. There’s no question as to who Pry and offensive coordinator Tyler Bowen have to go with over the final three weeks.