The Quarterback Shuffle of 2019
The transfer portal has really taken on a life of it’s own over the past year and more and more players around college football are transferring. The quarterback position, the most high profile position on any team, has received the most attention from the portal.
QBs who transferred had a major influence on college football week 7.
LSU beat Florida with former Ohio State QB Joe Burrow, who is a legit Heisman candidate and potential NFL Draft Pick
Ohio State was off, but former Georgia QB Justin Fields has been amazing, throwing 18 TD and 1 INT and also running for 8 TDs
Georgia lost to South Carolina, with QB Jake Fromm, who beat out Justin Fields in 2018, forcing his transfer.
Fromm also previously beat out 5 star prospect Jacob Eason in 2017. Eason threw 2 TDs and 243 yards for Washington in a win over Arizona.
Former Alabama starting QB Jalen Hurts led Oklahoma to a victory in the Red River Rivalry against Texas
Rutgers QB Johnny Langan, who transferred from Boston College, threw for 1 yard Saturday. 1. ONE. UNO. On 5-13 passing. And he was the only QB to throw a pass. Rutgers lost 35-0 to Indiana.
Memphis lost their first game of the season with QB Brady White throwing for 363 yards. White began his career at Arizona State.
Kelly Bryant, who started 18 games for Clemson, threw for 329 yards and 1 TD in a win for Missouri over Ole Miss.
Tennessee won their first SEC game of the year against Mississippi State. Bulldogs QB Tommy Stevens, who transferred in from Penn State, was highly ineffective, throwing 2 INTs and just 67 yards before being benched.
Speaking of Tennessee, former Vols QB Quinten Dormady threw 2 TDs in a win for Central Michigan, over New Mexico State.
Shea Patterson threw 3 TDs for Michigan and 0 INTs as the Wolverines beat Illinois 42-25. Patterson previously played at Ole Miss. His former backup Brandon Peters, left in 2018 and transferred to Illinois where he has played this season, but sat out Saturday due to an injury.
Nevada improved to 4-2, beating San Jose State. Wolfpack were led by former Last Chance U QB Malik Henry. Henry started his career at Florida State, transferred to Independence Community College, before landing at Nevada. This was his first career start (at the FBS level).
Arkansas played two transfer QBs in a 24-20 loss to Kentucky. Nick Starkel (Texas A&M) and Ben Hicks (SMU) were both ineffective – neither threw a touchdown and they combined to throw for just 122 yards.