Nic Shimonek Is The Best Quarterback That No One Is Talking About

The Big 12 has more than a lion’s share of high-profile quarterbacks, but coming into the season Texas Tech gunslinger Nic Shimonek wasn’t one of them. The former Iowa transfer, and career backup, had taken a backseat to preseason publicity offered to Baker Mayfield and Mason Rudolph. To be fair, Mayfield and Rudolph have been establishing their Heisman pedigree with big wins on the gridiron while Shimonek had only established 482 passing yards and six scores during garbage time play. 

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Can Oklahoma State Breakup The Red Raider Revival? Previewing Texas Tech

Texas Tech is a program that we had at, or near, the bottom in just about every one of our position rankings heading into the season. More so, Kliff Kingsbury was a lock to be fired after under-performing in West Texas pretty much since his arrival in 2013. 

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