Spencer Rattler came into the 2021-22 college football season with a lot of hype. A year older and more mature, he was supposed to be the guy to lead Oklahoma forward in its march towards a National Championship.
Of course, that didn’t end up happening. Like clockwork, Rattler ultimately folded under the pressure. He turned the ball over, failed to move it down field and struggled to lead the Sooners to victory over largely unimpressive opponents.
Ultimately, last week, Rattler was replaced as starting QB by Caleb Williams.
How did Rattler respond? By lashing out on social media in a tantrum.
Yes, you’re seeing that correctly — Rattler unfollowed Williams. Yikes.
None of this should come as a surprise, of course. Last week, when Williams was initially forced to step in due to Rattler’s ineptness and lead the Sooners to a historic comeback against Texas in the Red River Shootout, this was Rattler’s reaction:
What a teammate.
Here are the facts: Williams is a significantly better option at quarterback than Rattler. With Rattler under center, Oklahoma averaged 6.3 yards per play. With Williams, that number is 9.7 yards.
Moreover, Rattler has averaged 7.2 air yards per pass attempt this season – good for 113th out of 125 FBS quarterbacks. Williams averages 11.5 yards per pass attempt – good for ninth in the country.
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But instead of handling the situation maturely, Rattler has decided to throw a tantrum over his own ineffectiveness.
Rattler will play somewhere next season. But it won’t be for the Sooners. Hopefully he doesn’t ultimately do irreparable damage to his stock with the classless way he has handled this process at Oklahoma.
A longtime sports reporter, Carlos Garcia has written about some of the biggest and most notable athletic events of the last 5 years. He has been credentialed to cover MLS, NBA and MLB games all over the United States. His work has been published on Fox Sports, Bleacher Report, AOL and the Washington Post.