Oklahoma football: Maturation of Spencer Rattler and 3 things to watch for in Sooners spring game

Spencer Rattler, Oklahoma Sooners. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports
Spencer Rattler, Oklahoma Sooners. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports /
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Oklahoma football quarterback Spencer Rattler. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports /

The Oklahoma spring game will have Lincoln Riley looking for an impact from quarterback Spencer Rattler and a wave of transfers.

It’s Oklahoma’s turn for some spring game fireworks.

This year’s Oklahoma Spring Game is coming up on Saturday with some interesting storylines to keep an eye on.

What should you be on the lookout for when the Sooners take the field?

3. Development of quarterbacks Spencer Rattler and Caleb Williams

Remember how Clemson replaced the incumbent starter, Kelly Bryant, with freshman phenom Trevor Lawrence? A similar scenario is in the realm of possibility at Oklahoma this year.

Oklahoma has Spencer Rattler coming back after a strong freshman campaign. He led the Big 12 in passing yards, touchdowns and passer rating while guiding the Sooners through a rough start to a Big 12 Championship and an emphatic Cotton Bowl victory.

Rattler has little reason though to look over his shoulder for fear of five-star Caleb Williams stealing his job.

Williams ranked No. 6 in the 247Sports composite and represents the quarterback of the future for Lincoln Riely’s Sooners.

Rattler obviously has the edge because of his experience, but should he have any inconsistencies which plagued him for a stretch last season, being able to trust Williams in a pinch, would help the Sooners avoid any unfortunate losses that plagued them from making another trip to the College Football Playoff.

With Heisman expectations and the potential of being the first quarterback taken in the 2022 NFL Draft, will the pressure get to Rattler? After watching Alabama’s Bryce Young and Georgia’s JT Daniels put in big spring game performances, this will be Rattler’s chance to put his name firmly in the discussion of college football’s premier young quarterbacks.