Has Mark Myers Grabbed Backup Quarterback Spot?

Who will back up starter Tino Sunseri this year? (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

So, with Tino Sunseri entrenched as the starter, does Pitt have a backup quarterback? I haven't seen an announcement from head coach Paul Chryst on this and, frankly, I'd be surprised if one came out before the spring. I think the job is up for grabs, but at this point, I'm wondering if Mark Myers has already won the job.

A few things may point to that.

Earlier in camp, Myers had appeared to jump Trey Anderson, according to the Post-Gazette's Paul Zeise. Zeise later said Anderson was making a push, though.

But in the spring game this weekend, Myers took the bulk of the snaps behind Sunseri. He attempted 16 passes while Trey Anderson only attempted five.

Personally, I don't think that Myers has definitely locked up the backup spot. And naming a backup at this point wouldn't really accomplish all that much. The knock on Myers (according to quarterbacks coach Brooks Bollinger) has been that he needs to be more consistent and I don't know that the effort will be there on a consistent basis if he knows he has the job wrapped up.

But my guess is that he's on course to do so and as long as he plays competently in the fall, he'll do just that. There will also be Chad Voytik to contend with, but I don't see a true freshman stepping in right away - even as the backup.

Be sure to join Cardiac Hill's Facebook page and follow us on Twitter @PittPantherBlog for our regular updates on Pitt football and basketball.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Cardiac Hill

You must be a member of Cardiac Hill to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Cardiac Hill. You should read them.

Join Cardiac Hill

You must be a member of Cardiac Hill to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Cardiac Hill. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9347_tracker