Updated: Dec 14, 2022
There are some talented quarterbacks available in the transfer portal.
The transfer portal cycles have become part of collegiate recruiting. This cycle has become as necessary -- and more critical in some instances -- than high school recruiting. There is no more important position on the field than quarterback. The direction schools go is determined by their need. If a school feels they are a quarterback away from a championship, they might look for a quarterback with a year of eligibility. Schools that want a quarterback to build around might want a quarterback with two or three years left to play.
Here are six of the better quarterbacks in the portal.
Hudson Card, Texas: Card has tremendous upside. Most of his college tape, however, is him dealing with injuries. Card is a blue-chipper; he was the second-ranked dual-threat quarterback in the class of 2020, right behind Bryce Young. A team looking to solidify the position for a couple of years would benefit significantly from Card since he has three years of eligibility.
Devin Leary, North Carolina State: There is an argument that Leary is the best quarterback in the portal. Leary can plug the position for a team with a young quarterback who is not quite ready. Leary was considered an early-round pick this season before he was injured.
DJ Uiagalelei, Clemson: Uiagalelei is an interesting prospect. He has three years of eligibility left and a graduate transfer. The question with Uiagalelei is simple, "does he have another level, or is he who he is?"
Collin Schlee, Kent State: Schlee might not be a household name, but the former Kent State quarterback could be an asset for a team that runs the "Veer and Shoot." Schlee ran that offense under former head coach Sean Lewis. Schlee could be a scheme fit for a team running that style of offense.
Brennan Armstrong, Virginia: Armstrong is looking for redemption next season. He struggled to transition from Robert Anae's offense to Tony Elliot's offense. Armstrong is a willing runner who can push the ball down the field. He'd be dangerous next to a good running back at the mesh point.
Grayson McCall, Coastal Carolina: If you think McCall is a scheme-specific quarterback, think again. McCall was seventh in the nation in completion percentage and third in passing efficiency before an injury ended his season. McCall is a plus in the run game and can push the football down the field.