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Kasim Hill is the betting favorite to win Maryland’s starting quarterback job

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Maryland football season is right around the corner, but perhaps the biggest question of the offseason is still unanswered: who will be the starting quarterback?

BetDSI released odds Monday handicapping 21 starting quarterback races across the country. Maryland’s odds are as follows:

  • Kasim Hill -120
  • Tyrrell Pigrome +210
  • Max Bortenschlager +360

The Terps’ quarterback struggles of last year are well-documented. As a result of two season-ending knee injuries, four quarterbacks started in 2017. No quarterback on the roster has started more than Bortenschlager, who has made nine career starts.

Monday marked exactly 10 months since Hill went down. Both he and Pigrome are projected to be fully healed and rehabbed in time for the start of the season, and it is thought to be a two-horse race for the starting job with Bortenschlager in the wings if things don’t go as planned.

Maryland’s Week 1 opponent, Texas, also doesn’t have a definitive starting quarterback yet. Shane Buechele (+180) started last year, but Sam Ehlinger (-250) is the favorite to start this season.

With less than 40 days until the opening kickoff of the 2018 season, more information on who may start for each team will come to light, and the lines will move accordingly. Above all else, this is a sign that football season is near.

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Former Terp Brandon Lowe is staying hot.

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