For everyone thinking that Tanner would be leaps and bounds better, let me be the first to say that I hope he would be. I hope he kills it when he gets his shot, either this year or next.
But let's not pretend that Tanner was far and away better last year than Taysom is this year. In fact, understandably as a true freshman, he was worse than Taysom has been this year. With better receivers.
Stats tell the story.
Against P5 teams and Boise, Tanner's stats. (6 games)
114-211 (54%), 1278 yards, 7 TD's, 6 INTs, -63 yards rushing
Taysom this year (8 games)
136-226 (60.2%), 1420 yards, 9 TD's, 7 INTs, 366 yards rushing