Garrett Greene Took Notice of the Doubters

WVU Quarterback Garrett Greene didn’t shy away from calling out those who doubted him today.

Morgantown, WV – Earlier today, WVU coaches and players spoke with the media. Quarterback Garrett Greene was among the Mountaineers who had the opportunity to reflect on the season, and discuss their team’s upcoming matchup against the North Carolina Tar Heels.

Greene has never been one to back down from a challenge. Since arriving in Morgantown, his fiery nature and underdog attitude have elevated him to fan favorite status across the Mountain State. Though it may have taken him three full seasons, there is no denying that he has become the heart and soul of this Mountaineer Football team.

While speaking with the media, Greene made sure to take notice of those that have doubted him in the past, and rightfully so.

Wesley Shoemaker of Blue Gold Sports shared Greene’s quote about his current situation earlier this evening on X.


“I was called the worst quarterback and some people thought I was overrated or should’ve moved to wide receiver…This year, I proved I belong here.”

Throughout much of the offseason, Greene was unfortunately the victim of criticism. Despite putting together a successful end to the 2022 season, many fans simply did not see him as the answer. Some clamored to have him switch to more of a utility role, and others didn’t want to see him take the field at all.

This was all put to rest within the first month of the season.

Even after missing nearly two full games due to injury, Greene was one of the best quarterbacks in the Big 12 statistically.

Here are Greene’s numbers for the 2023 season:

  • 53% completion
  • 2,178 passing yards
  • 15 passing touchdowns to 4 interceptions
  • 708 rushing yards
  • 6.4 yards per rushing attempt
  • 13 rushing touchdowns

This was good enough for an All-Big 12 Honorable Mention and 8 wins for his team in the regular season. These are numbers that virtually any team in America would take from their signal-caller. There should be no question as to whether he “belongs” at this level of competition or not.

He does.

We are beyond the point of any Garrett Greene slander. The Mountaineers are lucky to have him, and fans should appreciate him while he is still in the Gold and Blue.

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