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Everybody loves the backup quarterback, but ... who IS Missouri’s backup quarterback?

Here are today’s Mizzou Links.

Jack Lowary & Isaiah Miller
Jack Lowary
Derrick Forsythe / Rock M Nation

The KC Star began a spring recap series yesterday with a look at Mizzou’s quarterback position. Yes, Drew Lock is an obvious starter, but the backup race has certainly gotten pretty interesting, especially with Jack Lowary’s big spring game.

Nobody other quarterback on the Tigers’ roster will have played a single down at the NCAA Division I level, so Lock also has to morph into a mentor role now for sophomore Jack Lowary, redshirt freshman Micah Wilson and eventually incoming freshman Taylor Powell.

“Jack and Micah both come out and compete every single day and push me,” Lock said. “They both bring something a little different. Jack’s a great mind guy, who helps me out whenever I need it, and Micah physically out here on the field pushes me to be my best as well. It’s a good combination with both of them.”

If nothing else, the race to replace Lock in (probably) 2019 could be pretty intriguing, especially if Mizzou somehow retains all the quarterbacks involved at that point — Lowary would be a senior, Wilson a junior, Powell a redshirt sophomore, and James Foster II a redshirt freshman.

Micah Wilson
Micah Wilson
Derrick Forsythe / Rock M Nation

So who do you think ends up No. 2 heading into the season?


Who becomes Drew Lock’s primary backup in 2017?

This poll is closed

  • 67%
    Jack Lowary (So.)
    (418 votes)
  • 28%
    Micah Wilson (RSFr.)
    (176 votes)
  • 4%
    Taylor Powell (Fr.)
    (25 votes)
619 votes total Vote Now

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(A rather easy pick there, huh?)