Report: Rutgers QB Chris Laviano to transfer
Another day, another Rutgers quarterback leaving Piscataway.
Hayden Rettig’s transfer was announced earlier in the week. On Wednesday, it was Chris Laviano’s turn.
According to a report from NJ.com, Laviano will transfer for his final season. He’ll be eligible to play at another school immediately as a graduate transfer.
Laviano came into the 2016 season as the Scarlet Knights’ starting quarterback, but was replaced in the middle of the season by Gio Rescigno. He never won his job back.
That broke his streak of 18 consecutive starts, which dated back to the beginning of the 2015 season. He started all but the 2015 season opener, which he was suspended for the first half after violating team rules.
He finished his Rutgers career with 3,102 passing yards, 21 touchdown passes and 15 interceptions.
Laviano detailed his entire reasoning for transfer in this NJ.com story, which talked about his rocky relationship with the fans and dealing with dark times in Piscataway.
With Rettig and Laviano both leaving the program, that would likely open the door for Rescigno to have first crack at the starting job in 2017.
Rutgers has not commented officially on the transfer announcements of either quarterback.