1. Jarrett Guarantano, QB
Tennessee’s quarterback battle won’t be decided until the fall once grad transfer Keller Chryst joins the team. But his main competition is already on the roster, and he’s been able to work on his mechanics, technique, and physicality this spring.
Jarrett Guarantano had a disappointing season last year as Tennessee’s starter down the stretch. The redshirt freshman didn’t make very many catastrophic mistakes, but he failed to make many big plays too. He held the ball too long, was far too hesitant, and didn’t look as athletic as many expected.
But the spring could’ve changed some if not all of that for Guarantano, and he’ll get a chance to show what he’s improved on when he leads the first team offense out onto the field on Saturday. He won’t win the starting job no matter how well he performs in the Orange & White Game, but he can make Vol fans feel a little more confident about the offense if he looks sharp.