Joe Hubener Looks Capable
Starting quarterback Jesse Ertz left the game with an injury in the second quarter, making way for Joe Hubener to come in and keep things together.
While playing your backup QB against a team like Oklahoma is never the optimal thing, Hubener substituted quite nicely, going 12 of 23 for 157 yards and one touchdown. He didn’t turn the ball over, didn’t make any big mental mistakes, and kept a couple of drives going at crucial times.
Hubener doesn’t possess the strong run skills that you get from Ertz, but it was obvious that he’s been working hard on his accuracy and pre-snap reads. It’s still Ertz’s job to lose, but fans can feel a little more comfortable if Hubener needs to come in down the road.
It even makes you wonder if a two-quarterback system based on down and distance might be employed in the future by coach Snyder.