Report: Former Florida starting QB enters NCAA transfer portal
Former Florida starting quarterback Emory Jones has decided to enter his name into the NCAA transfer portal. Pete Thamel of ESPN reported the news on Friday.
Jones was expected to be in the mix for Florida’s starting job in 2022 under new head coach Billy Napier. Anthony Richardson and Ohio State transfer Jack Miller III are also battling for the No. 1 spot on the depth chart.
Last season, Jones threw for 2,734 yards and 19 touchdowns but also tossed 13 interceptions. Throughout a majority of the year, fans thought Richardson should be under center instead of Jones.
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Source: Florida’s Emory Jones has informed Florida coaches that he intends to enter the NCAA transfer portal today.
— Pete Thamel (@PeteThamel) March 18, 2022
After previous head coach Dan Mullen was fired, Jones was thinking about entering his name in the transfer portal following Florida’s Gasparilla Bowl game against UCF. Instead, the QB decided to return to Gainesville for the 2022 season.
It appears now that Jones has had another change of heart.
Jones, a Georgia native, spent 4 seasons with the Gators. He will leave the program having thrown for 3,347 yards, rushing for 1,273 and accounting for 37 total touchdowns.
Because of a redshirt season in 2018 and the NCAA COVID-19 waiver, Jones will still have 2 years of eligibility to use at his next destination.