Jalon Daniels is widely expected to be the starter in 2022 when football season rolls around, but with spring football getting started yesterday, head coach Lance Leipold says that Daniels isn’t “full-go” because of an undisclosed injury.
While the nature of the injury was not revealed, Leipold does expect Daniels to progress as spring ball rolls along.
Jesse Newell of the Kansas City Star has the information that Leipold shared with the public on Tuesday morning.
With Daniels out, KU has Jason Bean, Jordan Preston, and Ben Easters taking snaps in the spring, with Bean likely to be the top option if Daniels was unable to go.
Bean completed 102 of 182 passes in 2021 for 1,252 yards and six touchdowns to six interceptions. He also added 92 rushing attempts for 400 yards and two touchdowns in his first and only season as the starter.
When Daniels entered the lineup after injuries to Bean and Miles Kendrick last season, the offense seemingly took a step forward, especially in their win against Texas. Even though he’s not at 100% right now, it sounds like Daniels will recover just fine in time to be with his teammates for the spring showcase on April 9th.