If Caleb Williams goes down this year for USC football, it will be Miller Moss to come in and take his place during his absence. It goes to show that even if an elite quarterback like Williams has to sit out, USC will still have a more than viable backup waiting in the wings to get his shot.
Moss was not only just the No. 6 player in the talent-rich hot bed of California for the 2021 class (all recruiting rankings and ratings in article are as of 247Sports), but he was also the No. 76 player in the entire nation. Sure--he's not the recruit Williams was, but who is? Not many, as Williams was not only the No. 2 QB in that class, but also the No. 102 player in 247Sports history.
Moss was still a great recruit, and a top 12 quarterback in his class. He wasn't the five-star that Williams was, but he's still a four-star. Those don't grow on trees. Besides, Moss looked just fine in his limited game action last season. He only played one game, but the offense didn't regress with him in there, and may have boosted his confidence with a touchdown pass.
Miller Moss is USC football’s QB if Caleb Williams goes down.
Miller Moss will be a great Quarterback for USC football when Caleb Williams goes to the NFL, and would have the chance to get some quality reps in if Williams unfortunately does end up going down. Hopefully, however, the only reps Moss will get this year are for when Williams destroyed the other team and gave the Trojans an opportunity to empty the bench.
Williams enters the year with high expectations that won't be hard for him to hit. As just a true freshman last year at Oklahoma, he scored 27 total touchdowns despite not starting until the second half of the season.
Williams averaged 9.1 yards per pass attempt and 5.6 per rush attempt. The Trojans likely WILL have the chance to get Moss some garbage time reps that they earned through building big leads. Hopefully both stay healthy this year, and both really shine in their opportunities.