BYU COUGARS

Jaren Hall Highest-Rated QB From State Of Utah For 2021 Season

Jul 12, 2021, 9:37 AM

Jaren Hall - BYU Football...

KNOXVILLE, TN - AUGUST 31: Brigham Young Cougars quarterback Jaren Hall (3) celebrates with fans after BYU defeated the Tennessee Volunteers 29-26 on September 7, 2019, at Neyland Stadium in Knoxville, TN. (Photo by Bryan Lynn/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

(Photo by Bryan Lynn/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY – Despite having the tall task of replacing Zach Wilson, BYU football still has the best QB in the state of Utah, according to Pro Football Focus.

The advanced football analytics company put out their annual preseason QB rankings for all 130 FBS starters. BYU’s Jaren Hall ranked the highest among signal-callers from the Beehive State.

Hall hasn’t officially won the job. However, PFF is projecting that the Spanish Fork native will win the job when fall camp begins on August 5th.

In the 130 FBS starters rankings, PFF ranks Jaren Hall as the 49th best quarterback in the country. PFF ranked structured their QB rankings in tiers. Hall landed in Tier 3: “The Good, Not Great” threshold.

Here’s what PFF had to say about Jaren Hall.

Hall is set to take on the impossible task of replacing BYU legend Zach Wilson, who in 2020 earned the highest single-season PFF grade ever given to a non-Power Five quarterback.

Hall last saw game action in 2019. He showcased toughness, athleticism, arm strength and an ability to play on the move, ultimately earning a 77.3 PFF grade across 55 dropbacks.

While Hall is unlikely to replicate Wilson’s level of production, he certainly has the talent to rank among the nation’s top non-Power Five quarterbacks and hold off the kind of debilitating regression that will threaten this BYU program. His biggest obstacle will be staying healthy, something he has struggled with in the past.

BYU isn’t the only program in the state of Utah that is breaking in a new quarterback this season. All three FBS programs from the state will have new starting quarterbacks in 2021.

PFF projects Baylor transfer Charlie Brewer to win the job at Utah, and Arkansas State transfer Logan Bonner to be the starter at Utah State. Both Bonner and Brewer landed in PFF’s fourth tier, “The Average.”

Bonner, who comes to Utah State with new head coach Blake Anderson. The two worked together at Arkansas State. Bonner checks in at No. 64 on the rankings, while Utah’s Charlie Brewer appears at No. 71.

BYU will face both Bonner and Brewer during the 2021 season. The highest-ranked quarterback that BYU will face, according to PFF, is USC QB Kedon Slovis. Slovis sneaks into the top 10 of the ratings at No. 10.

Mitch Harper is a BYU Insider for KSLsports.com and host of the Cougar Tracks Podcast (SUBSCRIBE) and Cougar Sports Saturday (Saturday from 12-3 pm) on KSL Newsradio. Follow him on Twitter: @Mitch_Harper.

  • BYU Cougars Scoreboard

  • BYU Cougars Team Leaders

  • BYU Cougars Standings

BYU Cougars

BYU Basketball, Richie Saunders, Transfer Portal...

Mitch Harper

BYU’s Richie Saunders Announces He Will Enter NCAA Transfer Portal

Another BYU basketball player is going portaling.

8 hours ago

BYU Women's Basketball, Transfer Portal Commits, Amber Whiting...

Mitch Harper

BYU Women’s Basketball Lands Two Transfer Portal Commits

BYU head coach Amber Whiting is putting together her roster for the 2024-25 season.

8 hours ago

Kai-Nacua-Michigan-Panthers-UFL...

Kyle Ireland

Former BYU Standout Kai Nacua Hauls In Interception For Michigan Panthers

Former BYU defensive back Kai Nacua secured an interception for the Michigan Panthers during their Week 3 win over the Houston Roughnecks.

9 hours ago

Sol-Jay Maiava-Peters, BYU Football, New Mexico...

Mitch Harper

Former BYU QB Sol-Jay Maiava-Peters Finds New Home In Transfer Portal

Former New Mexico Bowl MVP is returning to the Land of Enchantment.

9 hours ago

Tom Holmoe, BYU Basketball, Royal Blue NIL...

Mitch Harper

Tom Holmoe Promotes BYU’s NIL Collective Amid Basketball Coach Search

BYU athletic director sent a message to fans during the head coach search.

1 day ago

BYU Softball, Oklahoma Sooners...

Mitch Harper

BYU Softball Pulls Off Upset At No. 2 Oklahoma

BYU softball pulls off a notable upset over No. 2 Oklahoma in Norman.

2 days ago

Sponsored Articles

ksl-sports-newsletter...

KSL Sports

KSL Sports Newsletter: Sign Up Now

Sign up today for the KSL Sports newsletter. Get the latest Utah sports news delivered to your inbox.

...

KSL Sports

Jazz Notes Newsletter: Sign Up Now

Sign up today for the Jazz Notes newsletter. Get insider analysis, game recaps and opportunities to win tickets!

Follow @kslsports...

The Road Home Mediathon 2023

The KSL Sports Zone and KSLSports.com are proud to support the all-day Mediathon 2023 at the Road Home, an annual tradition to raise money and other essential items for the Road Home, a Homeless Shelter.

3 kids wearing real salt lake jerseys smiling...

Real Salt Lake

6 Reasons You Need to Experience a RSL Matchday

RSL Games are a great way to spend time with your family with fun activities, good food, and traditions you can only experience at the field.

High angle view of the beautiful Rose Bowl Stadium...

KSL Digital Sales

How to Prepare for the 2023 Rose Bowl

Everything you need to know to plan your 2023 Rose Bowl trip in Pasadena, California. This year, the Utes will face Penn State.

Jordan-Clarkson-Utah-Jazz...

KSL Digital Sales

Notable Moments From The Utah Jazz Season… So Far

At the beginning of the season, the Utah Jazz were second to last. Now they rank in the top 10 teams in the Western Conference.

Jaren Hall Highest-Rated QB From State Of Utah For 2021 Season