The page has turned to the 2020 FCS season. When discussing the early contenders, you have to start by looking at the 24 playoff teams.
Which postseason rosters have the biggest turnover? Which teams have a ton of production coming back? The biggie, of course, is the quarterback position.
- Top Returning Passers
- Returning Rushing Production
- Returning Receiving Production
- Most Returning Points
- Most Returning Tackles
Here are the 2019 playoff teams who lose their starting quarterback and the teams that have their guy coming back.
|Team||Player||Passing Yards||Passing TDs|
|San Diego||Reid Sinnett||3,528||32|
|Austin Peay||JaVaughn Craig||3,208||28|
NOTE: Weber State QB Jake Constantine has decided to enter the transfer portal after starting for the Wildcats as a sophomore and junior. In 2019, he threw for 2,223 yards and 15 TDs.
Top Returning QBs
|Team||Player (2019 Year)||Passing Yards||Passing TDs|
|UCA||Breylin Smith (So.)||3,704||32|
|Albany||Jeff Undercuffler (Fr.)||3,543||41|
|Nova||Daniel Smith (Jr.)||3,274||35|
|Sac St.||Kevin Thomson (Jr.)||3,216||27|
|NDSU||Trey Lance (Fr.)||2,786||28|
|UNI||Will McElvain (Fr.)||2,778||20|
|Holy Cross||Connor Degenhardt (Jr.)||2,372||14|
|SDSU||*J'Bore Gibbs (Fr.)/Keaton Heide (Fr.)||2,130||17|
|Montana St.||Tucker Rovig (So.)||1,969||15|
|Illinois St.||**Brady Davis (Jr.)||1,570||9|
|Furman||***Darren Grainger (Fr.)||1,222||13|
|KSU||****Tommy Bryant (Jr).||474||7|
*Gibbs started 6 games and missed the rest due to injury, Heide started final 5 games
**Missed the final 4 games due to injury
***Started 10 games, played in 13
****Started 3 games at the end of the year
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