Hutson Mason went 22/28 with 156 yards passing and 1 TD with 0 interceptions against Missouri. This was an outstanding performance for the embattled quarterback. Throwing it nearly 30 times, while completing ~78% of passes and 0 picks is quite impressive. He deserves kudos for a great performance.
I came out strong a couple of weeks ago against Mason. Once you come out that strong, it is hard to go back on it. I’ve been wrong before, and I’m not afraid to say when I was wrong. Matter of fact, I still stand firmly behind what I said. I still believe, despite the excellent performance Saturday, that at some point over the course of the season your quarterback is going to have to stretch the field and win a game for you. I still don’t think Mason can do that.
But something different has happened. With Todd Gurley out of the mix for an undetermined amount of time, Mason becomes the best option. With Gurley, Brice Ramsey could learn his way with the best player in America to help take the pressure off. Without Gurley, Mason is needed to be the field general and game manager.
Basically, someone to be there who knows what the hell they are doing.
So while I still believe what I said a couple of weeks ago, and nothing Mason has done changed my mind, with the changing situation Mason is the currently the best option we have.
So far, so good.