Florida fans have been wanting to know who their starting quarterback will be in the summer and eventually fall. With the spring game on Friday, they finally got a clearer picture of who that will be. Feleipe Franks looked mostly sharp going for 119 passing yards and a touchdown on 8-of-14 passing. He didn’t play at all in the second to give Kyle Trask and Kadarius Toney more opportunities to show what they can do.
While Franks was working mostly against a second-team defense he still looked like he was in command and had a couple of really nice throws. He had a 46-yard bomb to Josh Hammond down the sideline and hit Antonio Callaway for a 16-yard touchdown. While he didn’t blow any minds it was considerably better than his three interception performance in last year’s spring game.
Te performance from Franks got a little praise from coach Jim McElwain afterward.
“He’s ahead,” McElwain said. “He played decent.”
“I think he’s ahead, there’s no doubt about it. We’ll find out over the summer. We’ve still got Phase 4, 5 and 6 to go, so we’re halfway there.”
Barring anything drastic, like a Malik Zaire graduate transfer to UF, it seems that Franks has a firm grasp on the starting job for the Gators.