ACC quarterback rankings are back for Week 1!

The ACC returns several talented quarterbacks this season, including multiple passers who could go in the 1st round of the 2024 NFL Draft.

Nearly half the league returns its primary starter from a year ago, and several more have starting experience from previous programs. There’s also multiple talented quarterbacks who will be looking to bounce back after enduring tough 2022 campaigns.

Without further adieu, here’s Saturday Road’s ACC QB power rankings entering Week 1:

14. Tony Muskett, Virginia

Muskett won the starting job out of camp, but he’s not proven at this level. The last few quarterbacks under Tony Elliott haven’t fared well, either. 

13. Grant Wells, Virginia Tech

We’ve seen a lot of Grant Wells, and not much of it has been good. He’ll need to take a big step forward in 2023 or Virginia Tech’s bowl chances will be looking thin. 

12. Haynes King, Georgia Tech

How long will King be the starter at Georgia Tech? It remains to be seen. But he’ll have to do better than his 56.6% career completion percentage that he posted at Texas A&M. 

11. Emmett Morehead, Boston College

Emmett Morehead was solid last season as a freshman in relief of Phil Jurkovec. He completed 59.9% of his passes despite inexperience and a make-shift offensive line. 

10. Phil Jurkovec, Pitt

Jurkovec is entering his 6th year of college football. He battled injuries over the past couple seasons at Boston College, but has been solid when healthy. If he can up his efficiency with the Panthers, he could rise up this list. 

9. Mitch Griffis, Wake Forest

There’s a chance Griffis climbs higher — much higher — than the No. 9 spot after a couple weeks in 2023. He’s here because he’s a relatively unknown commodity, albeit in a great offense for QB production. 

8. Jack Plummer, Louisville

Plummer isn’t exciting, but he is experienced. He returns to Jeff Brohm offense where he had some success in 2021 — albeit not in a full-time role.

7. Garrett Shrader, Syracuse

Shrader was great for Syracuse last season, especially in the 1st half of the year. But with Robert Anae now in Raleigh, I’m skeptical of how Shrader will look in 2023. Prior to last season, Shrader struggled as a passer. 

6. Brennan Armstrong, NC State

You could make the case that Brennan Armstrong was the worst QB in the ACC last season at Virginia. But there’s plenty of evidence to suggest he’s better than what he showed in 2022. Reuniting with Robert Anae should help bring the best out of Armstrong’s game. 

5. Tyler Van Dyke, Miami

Van Dyke needs a bounce-back season badly. He struggled in 2022 after a breakout campaign the year before. Playing under Shannon Dawson with more experienced receivers should help quite a bit. 

4. Cade Klubnik, Clemson

It was a mixed bag for Klubnik last season, which was his 1st in college football. He struggled more than his final stat line might indicate. But Garrett Riley’s offense is going to make things easier on the former 5-star. I think Klubnik breaks out in 2023, even if it doesn’t happen until later in the year. 

3. Riley Leonard, Duke

Leonard is perhaps the most underrated quarterback in the country. He could play his way into the 1st round of the 2024 NFL Draft if he has another good year in Durham. 

2. Jordan Travis, Florida State

Travis is the clear No. 2 choice going into the season. He had a breakout year in Tallahassee in 2022 and is suddenly a Heisman Trophy sleeper. Florida State won 10 games a year ago and could find itself back in the Playoff for the first time since 2014 if Travis makes another leap. 

1. Drake Maye, North Carolina

Even in a strong conference for quarterbacks, Drake Maye is the clear choice. He’s expected to challenge Caleb Williams to be the No. 1 overall pick in the 2024 NFL Draft. At 6-foot-4, Maye has a strong arm and is exceptionally mobile — he rushed for 698 yards and 7 touchdowns last season. If he’s not in the Heisman conversation deep into November, it will be a disappointment.