Indiana QB exploring options, enters NCAA transfer portal
Indiana quarterback Peyton Ramsey may be on his way out of Bloomington.
Monday, Zach Osterman of the Indianapolis Star tweeted that the two-year Hoosiers starter has entered his name in the transfer portal, exploring his options for his final season of eligibility. Ramsey has been a key member of IU’s offense over the last three seasons, but after losing the starting job to Michael Penix Jr. last season, it’s not too surprising that Ramsey is looking for other options.
Peyton Ramsey is indeed in the transfer portal, per a source. #iufb
— Zach Osterman (@ZachOsterman) January 27, 2020
Though Penix won the starting job, Ramsey still started in several games for Indiana, due to an injury bug that bothered Penix throughout the season.
Ramsey appeared in 11 of Indiana’s 13 games, including each of the last eight. He finished the year with 2,454 passing yards and 13 touchdowns with a completion rate at 68 percent. He also rushed for 252 yards and seven scores.
Ramsey’s best performance came in the regular season finale against Purdue. The junior threw for 337 yards and three touchdowns, while rushing for 42 yards and two scores on 19 carries, including the game-winner in double overtime, leading the Hoosiers to a 44-41 victory and their eighth win of the year.
In his three years with Indiana, Ramsey has thrown for 6,581 yards and 42 touchdowns with a 66.5 percent completion rate. He’s added 832 yards and 14 scores on the ground, as well.
Indiana would still be in a good situation if Ramsey moved on, with Penix returning and former Utah and four-star quarterback Jack Tuttle still on the roster. But Ramsey proved to be a valuable backup for Indiana in 2019, and his absence would be a huge blow for the Hoosiers.