College Football QB Depth Chart & Injury Notes - Conference Championships
And a final look the 2023 FBS quarterback rooms
Photo courtesy of SMU Athletics
NOTE: This week’s quarterback depth chart and injury report gives one final look at the 2023 quarterback rooms for all 133 FBS programs. The season is over for a number of teams, but I’ll wait till next Sunday after bowl games are announced to release new 2024 QB depth charts for every team looking ahead to next season.
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Before we dive in to the information you’re looking for, here’s a quick rundown on how college football depth charts and injury reports work.
Most teams release a two-deep depth chart every week during the season, and this page reflects whatever the team puts out if they decide to post one at all. Unlike the NFL, there is no consequence for teams to mislead on depth charts and injuries to potentially gain an advantage.
For all quarterback injury or depth chart questions, I’ll add a few notes to provide more context. I watch a lot of press conferences and have gotten pretty good at identifying the coaches who can be trusted and those who cannot. After tracking this stuff for the last few years, I can tell you Jimbo Fisher is the biggest violator of quarterback misinformation.
This will never be perfect without a regulated system, but I put in the time and research to make sure this is the most accurate resource for QB injury and depth chart news on the internet.
A few notes on my injury designations:
Questionable — Player suffered an injury in the previous game or has yet to return from injury.
Probable — Player suffered an injury but played and looked reasonably healthy in the previous game.
Out — Player is out indefinitely or will miss the rest of the season.
A few notes on eligibility:
Players may play up to 4 games in a season without it counting toward a year of eligibility if they have a redshirt available.
Postseason games (conference championships, bowl games, College Football Playoff) do not count when it comes to games played for those looking to redshirt. Everybody can play in the postseason.
2020 COVID season didn’t count toward a year of eligibility.
Years of eligibility shows years left heading into the 2023 season.
*Indicates redshirt is still available to use.
The top two quarterback options (more if they’re known) are in bold for all 133 FBS programs. The rest are sorted by years of eligibility remaining, followed by highest high school star rating from 247, On3 and Rivals.
Snap count info is via Pro Football Focus.
Friday, December 1
NOTES: Nov. 26, 2023 — Stowers rotated in for two snaps at quarterback and 17 at tight end/wide receiver in Saturday’s 20-17 home win over Jacksonville State, which he has been doing for much of the season. Berlowitz, Frakes and Cieremans were able to use this as a redshirt season.
NOTES: Nov. 26, 2023 — Bennett and Hampton entered in garbage time of Saturday’s 42-28 road win over UTEP. Mooney was able to use this as a redshirt season.
NOTES: Nov. 29, 2023 — Novosad and Thomas were able to use this as a redshirt season.