Plenty of good quarterbacks have passed through the Hustle Belt including names like Ben Roethlisberger, Chandler Harnish, Chad Pennington and who can forget Bruce Gradkowski (I GET THERE ARE PLENTY MORE I KNOW YOU'LL LET ME KNOW ABOUT IN THE COMMENTS LIKE OMAR JACOBS AND DREW WILLY.) The Roethlisberger Golden Arm Award goes to the MAC's finest field general. Here's the watch list of the top five.
1. Jordan Lynch (Northern Illinois) - In the words of Jay (no hyphen) Z, "Numbers don't lie check the scoreboard...... Tom Ford." Jordan Lynch is Tom Ford. Threw for 3,138 yards and 25 touchdowns last season and also led the MAC in rushing with 1,815 yards. Led NIU to their second-straight conference title and a BCS berth. A SERIOUS Heisman contender.
2. Keith Wenning (Ball State) - After a 3,095-yard and 24-touchdown season, Wenning looks prepared to lead the MAC in passing yards in 2013. He has the conference's leading receiver Willie Snead back to help him do it, too.
3. Tyler Tettleton (Ohio) - Holds virtually all passing records at Ohio University. Coming off of a junior season where he completed 62% of his passes for 2,844 yards and 18 touchdowns.
4. Terrance Owens (Toledo) - According to me, has the best receiving corp in the conference this season. If the Rockets choose to go pass-heavy, even with David Fluellen, Owens could be primed for a big season, especially if he builds off of his 2,699 yards from 2012.
5. Tyler van Tubbergen (Western Michigan) - TVT threw for 1,825 yards and 15 touchdowns in a season where he split time with Alex Carder. In his first full season with the reigns in his hands, he can help make the Broncos something special. Will need to keep the interceptions number down to hang on at the five spot and possibly climb up.
Let me know why Matt Schilz should be on this list below! And remember, it's the preseason, once they hit the field is when the major changes will occur.