Chad Voytik needs to earn the backup job to gain experience for the future.
Quarterback has been a source of frustration for Panthers fans ever since Tyler Palko graduated. In fact, since then Pitt has only had one solid year from the position, when Bill Stull had a big senior year. The program has used Stull, Kevan Smith (who left the team to play baseball), Pat Bostick (who left the team to be an announcer), Tino Sunseri and Trey Anderson (a true freshman walk-on last year) under center.
To get Pitt back to the glory days, Paul Chryst needs to find a consistent quarterback. The Panthers don't need a Russell Wilson, but someone who could be consistently effective. Tino Sunseri will be the starter this year due to his experience and the lack of experience from the competition. However, the program needs someone to step up as the backup.
Pitt needs that guy to be Chad Voytik, a 4-star recruit from Tennessee. Sunseri is a senior and has just one more year left so getting Voytik playing time, even as the backup, will be important for the program going forward if they believe that he is the future. Voytik, a U.S. Army All-American from last year, may not have the arm strength of Mark Myers or the leadership of Sunseri yet, but he has the tools to eventually lead the Panthers.