Hayden Rettig came to Rutgers as a highly-touted transfer from LSU with hopes of winning the starting job.
Two-and-a-half years later, he’ll leave Rutgers in hopes of winning a different starting job.
According to NJ.com, Rettig will transfer and be eligible to play at another school immediately. The graduate transfer will have one more year of eligibility.
It never quite worked out for Rettig, who was in quarterback battles in 2015 and 2016, but ultimately lost to Chris Laviano both times. His only start came in the 2015 season opener, when Laviano was suspended for the first half for violating team rules.
Four Rutgers quarterbacks got snaps in 2016, but Rettig wasn’t one of them. The Knights finished 2-10 without a B1G win in Chris Ash’s first season in Piscataway.
The former four-star recruit finished his Rutgers career completing 14-of-25 passes for 233 yards and two touchdowns.
Rettig, a Los Angeles native, could head back West to try and get one more crack at a starting job.