Colorado football lands one of its most crucial additions at most important position

Colorado football landed one of its most crucial additions at the most important position, says one analyst.

Vanderbilt v Ole Miss
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According to ClutchPoints' Dylan Bruton, Coach Prime landed one of the most crucial Colorado football additions at the most important position, former Vanderbilt quarterback Walter Taylor, on December 17.

"Coach Deion Sanders and Colorado football have arguably been the most active team in College Football with the transfer portal since the end of the regular season," Bruton prefaced before saying, "They might have scored one of their most crucial additions at the most important position in former Vanderbilt Commodores quarterback Walter Taylor. This news comes two days after it was announced another former SEC quarterback, Kentucky's Destin Wade, would be transferring to Colorado."

The part about quarterback being the most important position is undoubtedly true. Shedeur Sanders was the lifeblood of the Buffs' offense in 2023, connecting with Jimmy Horn Jr., Xavier Weaver, and the rest of the receiving corps less frequently than those two USF transfers. Without him, the thought has always been that Colorado can't compete.

But then a funny thing happened on November 25...

Ryan Staub could have lock on Colorado football QB2 role behind Shedeur Sanders in 2024

Against Utah, freshman Ryan Staub showed out with nearly 200 passing yards, a touchdown, and no interceptions against Utah in a game Colorado was in for its entirety. Staub played so well that Coach Prime endorsed him as a potential QB1 elsewhere.

“I don’t think it’s Staub’s dream to be a No. 2 quarterback," Deion Sanders said postgame (h/t BuffZone). "I don’t think it’s a man’s dream to be No. 2 at nothing unless that’s his jersey number so I’m not going to forecast that on Mr. Staub.

“I think after his performance today he wants to play somewhere. Whether it’s here or somewhere else, he wants to play. He proved that he could play. I’m proud of him. I’m really proud of him.”

That sounds like a player whose standing at CU is secure -- and it undermines the idea that Taylor is a crucial addition. With Kentucky's Destin Wade also in tow, it's possible Taylor ends up as QB4 in 2024.