This article is part of our Conference Preview series.
SPRING PRACTICE PREVIEW:
Spring practices are getting started all across the country, which means Rotowire will be kicking off a series of previews for some of the nation's top positional battles. For this article, we'll be looking at the quarterback picture for each ACC team heading into spring and forecasting a starter for the 2018 season. Clemson headlines the group as a likely National Title contender that has upwards of three candidates making legitimate cases to win the starting job. Other schools, like North Carolina State, have a firmly entrenched starter that has been there for years and other schools, like Virginia, will have a wide-open competition that could drag on until the start of the season. Without further adieu, let's take a look at the quarterback landscape across the ACC.
The Incumbent:Anthony Brown (So.)
The Challenger(s):E.J. Perry (R-Fr.)
The Skinny: All signs point to Brown retaining the starting job, but he'll be sitting out of spring practice while continuing to rehab the season-ending leg injury he suffered in November. Redshirt freshman E.J. Perry will get his chance to run the first-team offense this spring, which helps add depth behind Brown in the Eagles' quarterback room. Still, this should be Year 2 under Brown, who completed 51.9 percent of his passes for 11 touchdowns and nine picks over 10 games last season.
The Incumbent:Kelly Bryant (R-Jr.)
The Skinny: This is arguably