Through two seasons, Georgia Tech quarterback TaQuon Marshall has labored mostly in the background for the Yellow Jackets. He played sparingly in nine games as a freshman at A-back and then twice as a sophomore after moving to quarterback.
However, at least for the remainder of spring practice, he is the Yellow Jackets’ No. 1 quarterback following a foot injury to Matthew Jordan suffered April 8. It might not be Marshall’s preferred method for ascending to the top spot, but he recognizes the chance he’s been given.
“I feel like this is a great opportunity for me to step out there a little bit more and show what I can do with the (starting offense) and show my ability for the fall,” Marshall said.
Jordan’s return is expected for the season, although when he comes back will depend on the progress of his rehabilitation. It could be in time for preseason camp, but possibly later. It’s not unreasonable that Marshall could be under center when the Jackets open the season against Tennessee in the Chick-Fil-A Kickoff game at the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium Sept. 4.