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Although some of the above players are currently better at their respective positions than Martinez is at quarterback, "T-Magic" is fifth on this list because of the importance of the quarterback position.
For Brandon Kinnie and Kyler Reed to have the big impacts they are capable of, Martinez will have to be able to accurately and consistently deliver them the ball.
In 2010, Martinez burst onto the scene as a new commodity to college football. He used his incredible speed to burn unsuspecting teams with the zone read. He tore up Western Kentucky, Idaho, Washington, and Kansas State. But towards the end of the year, Martinez did a nosedive.
One reason for Martinez's struggles was injuries. He wasn't the same after the Missouri game, in which he suffered a sprained ankle.
Another reason was the fact that defenses finally figured his one-dimensional game out. When they shut down the zone read, he was at a loss. His young age had a lot to do with the struggles as well.
Contrary to those who think Bubba Starling will come in and take the job from him, it's still Martinez's job to lose. Nebraska can have a successful offense running the zone read. But what needs to happen is a lot of development on Martinez's part.
Many times, Martinez made the wrong reads and it often led to big losses rather than a 2 or 3 yard gain.
More importantly, Martinez must be able to move the ball through the air when the run is not working. Keeping a defense honest is essential for any offense to work. If Martinez cannot improve his accuracy and decision making in the passing game, he will not start in 2011.
Given his impressive running abilities, that would be a real shame.
He showed potential as a passer against Oklahoma State. But he must be able to move the ball against good defenses, and Oklahoma State does not qualify.