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PFF tabs QB Jamie Newman as top-10 QB so far in 2019

PFF released a college football starting quarterback ranking and the Deacs signal-caller is in the top 10.

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The Wake Forest Demon Deacons are 5-0 and look to become bowl eligible early in the season. The Deac offense has been strong, led by quarterback Jamie Newman. Underappreciated and a relative unknown most casual fans, Newman has put up gaudy stats while leading Wake as one of the two undefeated teams left in the ACC.

Cam Mellor of PFF took the time to rank every single starting quarterback, and Newman checked in the top ten at number seven.


The nation’s most underappreciated quarterback through six weeks, Newman is the country’s fifth highest-graded quarterback on throws targeted at least 10 yards downfield, completing 33-of-58 attempts for 835 yards and 10 touchdowns against just two interceptions. Overall, he’s thrown the fourth-most yards on deep passes (602) and possesses top-20 marks when kept clean from pressure and without play-action. He’s found his playmakers with ease and has learned to trust them in contested situations where only they can make the plays. Currently, the Demon Deacons have just one hurdle between them in the Clemson Tigers towards a potential ACC Championship game appearance with the way that their signal-caller has been playing.

Newman has been spectacular and likely exceeded everyone’s expectations so far. With him and receivers Sage Surratt and Scotty Washington on the same page, the deep ball will likely still continue to be in play.