Will Grier may not have been lucky enough to finish out the regular season, but what ESPN saw of him was enough.
The Worldwide Leader tabbed Grier as their “Newcomer of the Year” for his efforts during the 2017 season.
Grier threw for a staggering 3,490 yards and 34 touchdowns with 12 interceptions. 980 of those yards and a ridiculous 18 of those touchdowns were to David Sills. He led West Virginia to a 7-4 record before an injury to his finger took him out for the rest of the regular season. The Mountaineers lost their final regular season game to Oklahoma without Grier.
If Grier decides to return, and it’s likely that he will, the Mountaineers may be picked as high as second in the conference coming into the 2018 season. They won’t be stacked, persay, but they’ll have Grier, Sills, and a slew of young defensive talent returning. The rest of the Big 12 will be very down as well.
Grier is absolutely going to be the biggest quarterback name heading into the 2018 football season. How he and West Virginia use that has yet to be seen.
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