Texas Tech quarterback Michael Brewer surprised just about everyone when he announced on Wednesday that he would transfer following the spring semester.
Brewer was presumed to be the starting quarterback before the season, but a back injury left him sidelined for most of the year. He finishes his career with 440 yards passing and five touchdowns in 13 games as a backup.
Brewer will not participate in spring practices, but will stay on scholarship as he works toward graduating in May. That will likely leave the Red Raiders, barring an unforeseen addition, with one scholarship quarterback: Davis Webb.
Of course, that's hardly Brewer's problem now. His next goal will be finding a place to play.
Because Brewer, a redshirt sophomore, will leave Tech as a graduate, he can play right away for his new school and have two years of eligibility remaining. However, Big 12 rules prevent him from immediately transferring within the conference, school officials told Jimmy Burch of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
Texas Tech could waive that restriction if it wanted, but that seems unlikely.
So chances are Brewer will look outside the Big 12 for his new destination. Here are five possible landing spots for him.