What can we expect of Jaren Halll?

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Oct 16, 2021; Waco, Texas, USA; Brigham Young Cougars quarterback Jaren Hall (3) rolls out against the Baylor Bears during the second half at McLane Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Jaren Hall is expected to lead one of the most explosives offenses in the nation.

In 2020, Zach Wilson burst onto the national scene from nowhere when he went from questionable starter (crazy to think right?) to second overall pick in the NFL Draft. Last season, fans were hopeful that Jaren Hall would lead the Cougars to a successful season, but nobody saw him leading BYU to a 6-1 record over P5’s and a regular season final ranking of No. 14.

In other words, BYU Football fans have been spoiled the last two seasons.

This year, it will take a lot for fans to be blown away. With one of the strongest offensive lines according to PFF and ESPN, a receiving core that includes three players who very well could end up playing on Sundays, and a running back group that is proven and experienced and Jaren Hall has all the weapons to succeed. Add that on top of his success last year, and fans are expecting a special season.

Given all of that, what should we expect of Jaren Hall?

Play in 10+ games

The most important thing that Hall can do this year is stay healthy. That is a tough ask. Since going Independent, BYU has only had two seasons where a quarterback started every game; 2013 and 2020. Throw in Hall’s injury history, and it may be too much for fans to actually expect a 13 game season from Hall.

Expecting ten games out of Hall is the minimum, barring of course an unpreventable injury. If Hall gets injured because of an unblocked linebacker slamming him to the ground one second after the snap, obviously this  expectation goes out the window. But Hall needs to do what all he can to stay healthy. This means sliding, getting out of bounds, getting rid of the ball, and only running when necessary.

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