Colorado football QB room transformed from worst in country to tri-headed monster

The Colorado football QB room transformed from the worst in the country to one with "three capable arms and decision-makers," says one analyst.

TransPerfect Music City Bowl - Iowa v Kentucky
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Denver Sports' Jake Shapiro sees the addition of Destin Wade to the Colorado football quarterback room on December 15 as one that transformed one of the worst QB rooms in the country to one armed with "three capable arms and decision-makers" in Wade, Ryan Staub, and Shedeur Sanders.

"Before Sanders reign to now entering season two, Colorado’s quarterback room has transformed from the worst in the country to three capable arms and decision-makers—let alone the fact it’s headlined by a school record breaker who will make a Heisman push before being selected in the top 10 of the 2025 NFL Draft," Shapiro said, referring to Shedeur Sanders as the Heisman hopeful. "The future after Shedeur at the position which looked to be in doubt a bit after some big-name decommitments, now once again seems solid.

Destin joined his brother Keaten, a linebacker who amassed 35 tackles, 3.0 for loss, and a sack during his lone season at Kentucky, in joining Coach Prime's family affair in Boulder.

Father of Colorado football transfers rips Kentucky for not keeping promises

Steve Wade, the father of Destin and Keaten, went off on Kentucky's coaching staff for not keeping their promises to Destin.

“Destin could have been just as good as that quarterback we had this year (Leary),” Steve Wade said in the interview with the Wades’ hometown media outlet (h/t On3). “There’s nothing any of those guys sitting in that quarterback couldn’t have done (that Leary did). They didn’t give him an opportunity to even compete. So we’ve got to do what we’ve got to do. He’s got to get on the field somewhere.”

After playing in Kentucky's 21-0 2022 Music City Bowl loss to Iowa, Destin received no snaps in 2023. It's hard not to see what promises were broken this past season for the Spring Hill, Tennessee native.