Some of college football's best quarterbacks, including Texas A&M's Johnny Manziel and Alabama's AJ McCarron, have departed for the NFL, leaving several programs with some enticing QB battles coming through spring practice and fall camp.
While most of the battles will carry over through the spring and into fall camp, we'll take an early look at which players could be atop the depth chart when Week 1 rolls around.
Several skilled newcomers like A&M's Kyle Allen, Clemson's Deshaun Watson and LSU's Brandon Harris are enrolled early and ready to compete for starting jobs.
Can returners like Matt Joeckel, Kenny Hill, Cole Stoudt and Anthony Jennings fend off the fresh faces?
Click on to see predictions for all of the major quarterback battles across the nation.
Note: All recruit rankings based on 247Sports Composite Ratings, unless otherwise noted.