Morgan can throw the ball down the field with ease and is able to put power behind his throws on slants to fit it into tight windows.
Short Accuracy (1-10 yds)
Very accurate on slants and crossing routes, but struggles a bit when having to make very quick reads/under pressure. In these circumstances he often tries to quickly check down underneath.
Imtermediate Accuracy (10-20 yds)
Like with short passes, he's very accurate in this distance and is able to gauge whether he needs to put more zip or touch on throws.
Long Accuracy (20+ yds)
Throws a nice deep ball and usually gives his receivers a chance to make plays. Against better teams he is careful with when he airs it out, but hits pretty often when he does as seen against Penn State and Auburn.
Stands tall in the pocket, but frequently throws off his back foot when pressured and rarely steps up or tries to scramble.
Tucks and runs on very rare occasions. Does not try to scramble outside the pocket very often, but when he does his speed is enough to pick up a few yards.
With no more than 1 INT in any game this season, Tanner Morgan gave the Golden Gophers a chance to win every game en route to an 11 win season. With leads late in games, Morgan does an excellent job of chewing clock.
In a clean pocket, Morgan rarely forces throws into tight coverage and usually finds an open man or one of his skilled receivers in a mismatch. This is evidenced by only 7 INTs on the season. Under pressure he tends to throw off his back foot.
At 6'2" 215, Morgan has solid height. Putting on a few more lbs may make him more difficult to take down especially since he isn't particularly elusive.
In addition to solid size, Morgan utilizes very good play action fakes to draw in defenders and help get receivers open. Used to playing in extremely cold weather.
Morgan is a very accurate passer with good arm strength and limits turnovers. Paired with very good game management skills he was able to lead Minnesota to an impressive 11 win season.
Morgan lacks mobility and stays in the pocket far too long. He rarely scrambles and under pressure throws inaccurately and off his back foot.
Morgan needs to work on making better decisions when pressured. Given his arm strength and accuracy, he can really excel in the right offense.
Case Keenum, Derek Carr