Nearly all of the offseason talk surrounding the Big Ten has centered around the Ohio State scandals—but it's now time to take to the football field and evaluate Kirk Cousins and the top five quarterbacks that will lead the Big Ten in 2011.
The Big Ten will see multiple quarterbacks in 2011 that can beat opposing defenses through the air and on the ground.
Some of these guys may not have the prototypical size or mechanics for the quarterback position, but that's not what always defines a great college quarterback. A true leader who is willing to sacrifice his body for an extra yard goes a long way in being successful at the college level.
Let's look at the top five quarterbacks that should have the most productive seasons in the Big Ten this year.