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|After redshirting his freshman season, Malik Zaire has a chance to win the Irish starting QB job despite the return of Everett Golson.|
Choosing Malik Zaire because I think his development will be "on-the-field" opposite of Golson's of the past year. Instead of starting Golson and closing with Rees, it will be a more subtle steadily growing injection of Zaire as the change of pace QB as the season goes on. No one can trump Rees' experience, so leverage that while getting Zaire the in-game reps he needs to accumulate that experience. There are some soft games in the back half of the season where he can grow, and I could see him pushing to start by the Stanford game.