Quarterbacks and Running Backs
- QB: Dorian Thompson-Robinson, Austin Burton, Chase Griffin, Blake Kirshner
- RB: Joshua Kelley, Martell Irby, Kazmeir Allen, Keegan Jones, Jahmon McClendon
- FB?: Martell Irby, Sitiveni Kaufusi
The Bruins might have four quarterbacks, but they are still a bit thin. It seems very likely that Dorian Thompson-Robinson and Austin Burton will be the only ones to see time on the field next season, but we can’t rule anything out.
In spring, the Bruins lost two QBs to position change as Matt Lynch is now a tight end and Josiah Norwood is with the receivers, leaving the Bruins with only two QBs before they came back for the second part of spring practice as Chase Griffin was nursing a wrist injury before the break.
Though Griffin was fully participating in practice the last three weeks, it was noticeable that he still needs time to assimilate into the culture before he would get proper time on the field. The Bruins also add walk-on Blake Kirshner, but like Griffin, he will come in primarily for the support this fall.
We also have an unusual situation with the RBs. Joshua Kelley will most likely be the starter once again, but there will be a few different players battling for the backup role. Though it seems Martell Irby is the #2 back (for now), he will be pushed by speedsters Kazmeir Allen, and Keegan Jones.
The exciting part is that Chip Kelly is bringing in a traditional fullback in Sitivei Kaufusi. If Kelly intends to use fullbacks, there is the possibility he uses more two-back sets than he did last season. If this is the case, I can see Irby lead the second running back position which will bring more power to the run game.