Transfer quarterbacks Joe Burrow, Justin Fields, and Jalen Hurts had extraordinary success in 2019. Firstly, Hurts was the third consecutive transfer quarterback to start for the Sooners. Secondly, each led their teams to the college football playoff. And last but certainly not least, Burrow won the Heisman and brought home a national title. There are transfer quarterbacks who could have an impact in 2020.
3 Transfer quarterbacks who could have an impact in 2020:
The Canes Welcome King
D’Eriq King, Miami: As an ESPN Top 50 player in 2018, King put up some impressive numbers: 2982 yards passing, 674 yards rushing, 50 total touchdowns, and he completed 63.5% of his passes. After four games in 2019, he decided to redshirt and then transfer from Houston. As a dual-threat quarterback, King gives offensive coordinator Rhett Lashlee a dynamic player that the Hurricanes were lacking last season.
Franks Look to Rebound From Injury
Feleipe Franks, Arkansas: Franks was lost for the season after he dislocated his ankle in a Week 3 loss against Kentucky. As the starter in 2018, his stats with the Gators were solid: 2457 yards, 24 touchdowns, and six interceptions. However, Franks did show some immaturity in Week 1 against Miami. Head coach Sam Pittman OC Kendall Briles will need steady play from Franks if the Razorbacks are to improve from their 2-10 record from a year ago.
Georgia On His Mind
Jamie Newman, Georgia: After one full year as the starter at Wake Forest, Newman brings his skills to Athens. With NFL prototypical size (6-4, 230), Newman passed for 2868 yards, rushed for 574 yards, and threw 11 interceptions. He accounted for 32 total touchdowns. As a dual-threat, Newman gives offensive coordinator Todd Monken a game-changer at the quarterback position.
Transfer quarterbacks could have an impact in 2020.
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