Nebraska QB Luke McCaffrey sends message to Husker fans after entering transfer portal
Big news emerged from Lincoln on Tuesday, when quarterback Luke McCaffrey, wide receiver Kade Warner and offensive lineman Matt Farniok all entered the transfer portal. The joined star wide receiver Wan’Dale Robinson as the most recent players to decide to leave Nebraska.
Shortly after the news was announced, McCaffrey released a statement of his own to thank Husker fans for their support. The quarterback had challenged for the starting job throughout the 2020 season and played in seven of the team’s eight games.
Here’s the statement from McCaffrey, which was posted on Twitter:
After struggling with this decision for weeks, I have decided to enter the transfer portal and explore my options. I am thankful for the support Nebraska fans have shown me. I have so much love for my coaches and teammates from my time here. I am excited for the future.
— Luke McCaffrey (@mccaffrey_luke) January 26, 2021
McCaffrey split time with Adrian Martinez as the starting quarterback during the 2020 season and appeared in seven of Nebraska’s eight games during the 2020 season. He completed 48-of-76 pass attempts for 466 yards and a touchdown but tossed 6 interceptions. He proved to be effective in the run game, piling up 364 yards and 3 touchdowns on 65 carries.
In 2019, McCaffrey added 166 yards and a touchdown on the ground while completing 9-of-12 passes for 142 yards and a pair of scores without a pick.
McCaffrey was a redshirt freshman during the 2020 season, but with the NCAA’s blanket waiver for all student-athletes he’ll still have four years of eligibility remaining.