"Noah has the experience and throws the football pretty well," Stoffel said. "Jacob is very athletic and Ryan runs the run game and the offense very well. If you could take parts of each one of them and put it into one, it would be the ideal quarterback for our system."
What once was a four-way battle became less crowded when senior Taylor Clark, who started three times as quarterback last season, made the transition to wide receiver. Thus far, Stoffel said the move has proved beneficial for the team.
"He's a little more comfortable at that position and he's done a really nice job of it," Stoffel said of Clark's newfound offensive spot. "He runs pretty good routes for not having played that position in the past. He knows where he's supposed to be."
In addition to Clark, Grigsby should also join the receiving corps if he's not chosen as the No. 1 quarterback. Grigsby returns as the team's third-leading receiver.
Whether it's at quarterback or perhaps tailback, Broderick represents the squad's leading returning rusher.
Wherever the pieces fall, Stoffel said he's confident the right player for the job will emerge from the talented group.
"All of them bring something different to the table and which one that benefits us the most is the one who we'll play," he said.