Notable Quarterbacks in the Transfer Portal
In my opinion, the transfer portal is the worst thing created by the NCAA since the silly “celebration penalty.” But, there are some notable quarterbacks in the transfer portal going into both the early signing period and bowl season in 2021.
There are hundreds of players who have thrown their hat into the “transfer” ring, hoping for a new place to land and earn some more playing time.
Here are 5 notable quarterbacks looking for a new home going into 2022 (in no particular order):
*Spencer Rattler, formerly of Oklahoma:
Rattler played 9 games for the Sooners in 2021. He passed for 1483 yards, 11 touchdowns, and 5 INTs. He then lost his starting job to freshman QB Caleb Williams. Now, Lincoln Riley has left the program to become the new head coach at USC. Rattler career numbers: 4595 passing yards, 40 TDs, 12 INTs.
*Dillon Gabriel, formerly of UCF:
Gabriel played three games for UCF before suffering a season-ending shoulder injury in September vs Louisville. In 2021, he threw for 814 yards, 9 TDs, 3 INTs. Gabriel’s career numbers: 8037 passing yards, 70 touchdowns, 14 INTs, and 8 rushing TDs.
*Jake Haener, formerly of Fresno State:
Haener played in 12 games for the Bulldogs in 2021, passing for 3810 yards, 32 touchdowns, and 9 INTs. He also rushed for three touchdowns. Haener’s career numbers at Fresno State: 5831 yards, 46 TDs, and 14 INTs.
*Adrian Martinez, formerly of Nebraska:
Martinez was a four-year starter and a team captain. He suffered a season-ending shoulder injury. Martinez holds the school record for total yards with 10,792 yards (8491 passing, 2301 rushing). He has also accounted for 79 total touchdowns (44 passing, 35 rushing) and threw 30 INTs. Martinez potentially has 2 years of eligibility left.
*Quinn Ewers, formerly of Ohio State:
Ewers did not take a snap for the Buckeyes in 2021. Ewers skipped his senior year at Southlake (TX) Carroll H.S. to enroll early at Ohio State so he could take advantage of the newly implemented Name, Image, and Likeness (NIL) policies.
A Star at Southlake Carroll
He is 6-3, 200 LBS, and was rated a 5-star prospect by 247sports. Ewers Played in only eight games for Southlake Carroll in 2020, helping to lead the Dragons to the 6A State Championship Game. In 2019, Ewers passed for 4003 yards, 45 TDs, 3 INTs. He also added 568 yards rushing and scored 9 TDs on the ground.
Notable Quarterbacks in the Transfer Portal, Looking for a Fresh Start
There you have it. Five quarterbacks looking for a fresh start. Teams needing an experienced quarterback would benefit from taking a look in the portal.
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