Apr 20, 2013; Notre Dame, IN, USA; Notre Dame Fighting Irish quarterback Malik Zaire (8) slides in the third quarter of the Blue-Gold Game at Notre Dame Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports

Quarterbacks In The Spring Game By Quarterback Rating

It is sometimes hard to figure out exactly how to value each statistic that a Quarterback is accountable for. Ultimately, a Quarterback should get the ball in the end zone. However, he should not turn the ball over frequently.

The Quarterback Rating system for the NCAA takes into account yardage, touchdowns, attempts, completions and interceptions. This does not encompass everything that a Quarterback is responsible for but it does a pretty good job at evaluating the overall performance of a Quarterback in a particular game, season or career.

Here is how each of the Quarterbacks would have landed in terms of their Quarterback rating. As a disclaimer, it is important to remember that in the Spring Game, each player did not face the same competition. For example, Malik Zaire did not take any reps against a full 1st team Defense.

Everett Golson (ineligible)-94.09 Rating

Tommy Rees-133.94 Rating

Andrew Hendrix-99.56 Rating

Malik Zaire-143.85 Rating

As stated before, Malik Zaire played against lesser competition. Golson suffered because of his interception and low completion rate. If it makes fans feel any better, Golson played the worst of any Quarterback in the Spring Game (tongue in cheek, of course).

Based on these numbers, who is your starter?

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