Cal Football Video: Chase Garbers Will Have to Compete for Starting QB Job

Spring practice is coming and the Bears are looking for improvement at the most important position on the field

Positions all over the field will be up for grabs as competition begins anew with the start of spring football practice next Monday.

That includes quarterback.

Especially quarterback.

Chase Garbers held the position much of last season as a redshirt freshman, completing 61 percent of his passes for 1,506 yards with 14 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. He also rushed for 420 yards and two touchdowns.

But the Bears fielded one of the least-productive offenses in the country — averaging just 21.5 points per game — and tried four different players at quarterback. With the offense going nowhere in a 10-7 loss to TCU at the Cheez-It Bowl, Garbers was pulled for senior Chase Forrest, who had not played all season.

UCLA transfer Devon Modster joins the mix in spring ball, but coach Justin Wilcox in the video above says Garbers will compete for the quarterback job just as players do at every position.