Davis Webb to succeed Jared Goff as Cal's starting QB

The baton at quarterback for Cal has officially been passed, as the school announced Thursday that graduate transfer Davis Webb will succeed Jared Goff, the No. 1 overall pick of the Rams in this year's draft, under center.

Webb, a 6-foot-5, 230-pound senior, transferred in the offseason from Texas Tech. He threw for 5,557 yards, 46 touchdowns and 22 interceptions in 23 games over three seasons with the Red Raiders, but lost his starting job to the team's current starter, Patrick Mahomes.

Webb was previously listed as a co-starter at QB alongside Ross Bowers and Chase Forrest, but Webb was considered the front-runner to win the job when he transferred to the school.

"We felt like it was the right decision to make once separation occurred," stated head coach Sonny Dykes in a school release. "Davis' maturity and knowledge of what we're trying to do put him a little bit ahead of our other quarterbacks. He's new to our program but he came in with three seasons of experience at Texas Tech running this style of offense. We wanted to work out the details of our offense and put all the pieces together, and the quarterback is a pretty important part of that."

It didn't take long for that separation to be clear to Dykes, as Thursday is just the fourth day of fall camp for the Golden Bears.

Webb isn't being mentioned among the top prospects at his position after attempting just 22 passes last season, but he has the size and arm talent to put himself firmly on the radar of scouts this year.

Kliff Kingsbury, who coached Webb at Texas Tech, described the QB in 2014 as "one of those top-five pick talents."

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