Ranking college football’s best transfer quarterbacks for 2019 season | NCAA Football

So far of the 2019 offseason, probably the most thrilling half has been the quarterback shuffle created by the NCAA switch portal.

Quarterbacks are transferring in additional methods now than ever earlier than. Some sat out final yr and will likely be eligible this yr. Others moved through the graduate switch rule. Just a few extra sought a switch waiver by the NCAA, and one high-profile case already has already been permitted.

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It is troublesome to maintain observe of all of the motion. Sporting Information is right here to assist. We ranked the switch quarterbacks heading into 2019, and can proceed to trace future transfers right here for the rest of the offseason.

Switch rankings for 2019 QBs

12. Jack Tuttle, Indiana

Tuttle is ready on the ruling of his attraction for a switch waiver. The previous four-star quarterback transferred after only one season with the Utes. If he’s granted hardship by the NCAA, he’ll compete with returning starter Peyton Ramsey for taking part in time.

11. Riley Neal, Vanderbilt

Neal performed in 34 video games at Ball State the final 4 seasons, and the graduate switch totaled 46 touchdowns and 25 interceptions. He’ll compete with Deuce Wallace, amongst others, for the beginning job left by Kyle Shurmur. At minimal, Neal offers the Commodores extra depth at quarterback.

10. Austin Kendall, West Virginia

Kendall will lastly get his probability to begin, and that ought to assist ease the transition to first-year coach Neal Brown in Morgantown. Kendall accomplished 71.Eight % of his passes in backup obligation behind Baker Mayfield and Kyler Murray the final three seasons. He’ll compete with Jack Allison for the beginning job.

9. Ben Hicks, Arkansas

Hicks is a graduate switch who loved success with the Mustangs the previous three seasons. He handed for 9,081 yards and 71 touchdowns to 34 interceptions, and has earlier expertise with Chad Morris, his coach at SMU from 2015-17. It is a get for the Razorbacks, who will try to get again to the postseason in Morris’ second season.

8. Shane Buechele, SMU

Buechele was a case of an excessive amount of, too quickly at Texas. He thrived as a freshman with 21 touchdowns and 11 interceptions. He ultimately misplaced the job to Sam Ehlinger after Tom Herman took over. Buechele will get an opportunity for extra enjoying time with the Mustangs, and chances are high he’ll make the most of it within the American Athletic Convention.

7. Brandon Wimbush, UCF

That is an fascinating profession transfer for Wimbush, who began in 12 video games at Notre Dame in 2017 earlier than dropping the job to Ian Guide in 2018. Wimbush averaged 5.Four yards per carry whereas dashing for 16 touchdowns the final three seasons. This offers the Knights an opportunity to verify McKenzie Milton is fully recovered from a gruesome leg injury earlier than returning to motion.

6. Tate Martell, Miami

Martell brings to Miami a ton of potential, which he flashed briefly glimpses the final two seasons at Ohio State. He accomplished 23 of 28 passes and rushed for five.Eight yards per carry with the Buckeyes behind Dwayne Haskins final season. Martell could be a great match to begin the Manny Diaz period, however that’s assuming his switch waiver is granted.

5. Hunter Johnson, Northwestern

Johnson, the No. 2 pro-style quarterback for the category of 2017, accomplished 21 of 27 passes for 234 yards, two touchdowns and one interception at Clemson in 2017 earlier than Kelly Bryant wrested management within the Tigers’ quarterback race. Now, he turns into the highest-ranked quarterback of the Pat Fitzgerald period at Northwestern. How will that tilt the stability of the race within the Massive Ten West?

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4. Kelly Bryant, Missouri

Bryant transferred to Missouri after leaving Clemson final season, and he’ll get one yr with offensive coordinator Derek Dooley in what has been a productive, quarterback-friendly system. Bryant selected to stay with Mizzou regardless of the NCAA postseason ban, too. Bryant accomplished 66.2 % of his passes with Clemson, however his added menace within the operating sport (he scored 16 dashing touchdowns there) makes him an fascinating successor to Drew Lock.

3. Jacob Eason, Washington

Eason sat out the 2018 season and realized behind four-year Washington starter Jake Browning. It’s simple to neglect that Eason gained the beginning job at Georgia as a real freshman and saved it till an damage in his first sport again as a sophomore. Eason’s numbers with the Bulldogs weren’t unhealthy, contemplating he was pressed into motion with first-year coach Kirby Sensible. If his accuracy has improved into the mid-60 vary, Washington will likely be within the Faculty Soccer Playoff hunt.

2. Justin Fields, Ohio State

We won’t be stunned if Fields finally ends up the most efficient participant on this listing after the 2019 season. He confirmed a dynamic ability set in small doses with Georgia final season, however the “enterprise resolution” to play for Ohio State and coach Ryan Day was granted with a switch waiver. Fields is a five-star expertise with the power to guide one other Massive Ten championship run in Columbus. Given Day’s work with Heisman Trophy finalist Dwayne Haskins final season, it looks as if a on condition that extra numbers are coming. That makes Fields the most intriguing player in college football next season.

1. Jalen Hurts, Oklahoma

Hurts has began in two Faculty Soccer Playoff championship video games at Alabama, and he led a comeback within the second half of final yr’s SEC championship sport in opposition to Georgia. He’s 26-2 as a starter, and he sported a 72.9 completion share as a backup in 2018 — his best season at Alabama, by far. He’ll end his profession at Oklahoma with Lincoln Riley, who has helped Baker Mayfield and Kyler Murray, themselves switch quarterbacks, win the Heisman Trophy in consecutive years as a part of Playoff runs. That makes Hurts the highest switch quarterback heading into 2019.

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Undecided transfers eligible in 2019

Nick Starkel. He completed with 1,962 passing yards, 15 touchdowns and 6 interceptions the final two seasons at Texas A&M. He has two seasons of eligibility remaining.

Ross Bowers. Bowers performed in 12 video games for Cal in 2017 however began in only one sport final season. He handled thumb accidents every of the previous two years.

Braxton Burmeister. The previous four-star quarterback performed in 11 video games for the Geese the previous two seasons behind quarterback Justin Herbert.

Deondre Francois. Francois was dismissed from Florida State on Feb. 4. He led the Seminoles to 10 wins in 2016. Francois, nonetheless, missed many of the 2017 after a season-ending knee damage in opposition to Alabama within the opener. He cut up time with James Blackman for the Seminoles in 2018.

Justin Jackson. Jackson loved a breakout season with Virginia Tech in 2017, however struggled with accidents as a redshirt sophomore and opted to depart the Hokies. He has 25 landing passes and 10 interceptions the final two seasons.

Ty Storey. Storey handed for 11 touchdowns and 10 interceptions in 11 video games with the Razorbacks final season. That features 230 yards and two touchdowns in opposition to Alabama.

Transfers who will sit out 2019

Shawn Robinson, Missouri. Robinson performed in seven video games for TCU in 2018 earlier than present process season-ending surgical procedure on his non-throwing shoulder. He will likely be within the hunt for the beginning job after Bryant exits.

Cameron Rising, Utah. Rising transferred from Texas. He has not thrown a go within the FBS and can wait a yr earlier than getting his shot with the Utes.


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