5 Year Member
Martinez played his worst games last year against our most beatable conference opponents (outside of Northwestern who we could have likely trounced with anyone at QB):
Illinois - 16/32 - 50%,
Minnesota - 18/33 - 54.5% (after a god-awful first half)
Purdue - 14/29 - 48.3% 2TD's/4 INT's
3 winnable games, 3 awful games from our QB. And that isn't even going into critical mistakes in other close games.
Yes, we can all talk about Martinez's big play ability, etc., etc., but many of the problems he had he MADE for himself. Slow reads, wrong reads, not finding open receivers, running too soon, running too late.
He's a great kid and all of that, but Thompson will be a huge upgrade over him
This, this is very true and very telling.