Louisville football: Comparing Chubba Purdy and Tee Webb

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Louisville football received their biggest commitment of the 2020 class on Friday, but how does the Cards’s new quarterback compare to their other stud QB in the class, Tee Webb?

Scott Satterfield and the Louisville football staff capped off a huge recruiting period on Friday by landing their biggest recruit of the 2020 class yet.

This time it’s four-star quarterback Chubba Purdy, who looks to be the game-changing commitment that proves the new Louisville football staff is on the right path to rebuilding the program.

Purdy is a 6’3,” 200-pound dual-threat quarterback from Gilbert, Arizona who is rated No. 6 at his position on 247Sports.

The Cards get an excellent player who is continuing to develop as both a passer and a rusher.


But how does Purdy stack up against the other quarterback already committed to the Cards? Let’s break down both of their games.

Tee Webb, who committed to Louisville football on April 25th did so after having an offer that was on the table for over four years confirmed by the new coaching staff. He backed up defending national champion quarterback Trevor Lawrence for his first two seasons and has a remarkably similar frame and game to Lawrence. Here’s what we had to say about Webb when he committed:

"In 2018, Webb threw for 2,786 yards and 35 touchdowns and took four more to the house on the ground while leading his team to a 14-1 record.Like Lawrence, Webb is not a super bulky guy, but he has an above average arm and utilized excellent timing. Webb demonstrates the ability to dissect defenses calmly and make all of the throws necessary. He has a beautiful touch over the top and showed time after time that he can throw a receiver open.Maybe most importantly for Scott Satterfield’s offense is that Webb is an all-around good athlete. He is a smooth, polished runner with surprising break away sweet and agility. He can make a ton of throws, but escaping and throwing on the run is a crucial skill set in the new Louisville offense."

Should fans expect Webb to be the next Trevor Lawrence? Of course not. But what they can expect is a guy with a lot of potential at the power five level and possibly into the NFL. He can stand in the pocket and deliver downfield or from hash to hash with elite-level consistency, and is poised even when forced out of the pocket.

Webb is certainly a passer first, but when he has designs to run he is a natural runner with solid instinct given his more slender frame.

Purdy, on the other hand, runs and passes the ball equally as well.

If you are looking for a player who fits Scott Satterfield’s system to a T, this guy is Purdy good (sorry, had to). Purdy utilizes excellent footwork in the pocket, and uses quick slants and other action to get the ball in his receiver’s hands right away.

He also demonstrates incredible accuracy and has a huge arm for a guy of his size. Purdy passed for 3,472 yards and 36 touchdowns last season, and completed 64 percent of his passes.

As impressive as that is, Purdy also has great wheels. In 2018 alone, he rushed for 1,156 yards and 22 touchdowns en route to a 14-1 record.

Purdy has legit 4.4-4.5 speed, and uses his wider frame to finish off runs with aggression.

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Regardless of who ends up being the quarterback of the future for Louisville football, the Cards’s coaching staff has two elite-level quarterbacks capable of doing great damage and extending Louisville’s legacy of producing the nation’s best quarterbacks year in and year out.