On Thursday, it was announced that Minnesota Golden Gophers quarterback Philip Nelson would seek an immediate transfer from the Gophers. It was a bit of a shock to the public, but according to Joe Christensen of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, it has been in the works for months.
Nelson, who just finished up his sophomore season, won't be transferring inside the Big Ten, with the threat of losing a year of eligibility guaranteeing that.
The bigger question is where the free agent quarterback will now land. One thing we do know is Nelson will look for a program that is more pass-orientated.
"For me, I am looking to play in a system that centers more around the pass game which utilizes my skill sets," Nelson told Christensen. "I am excited to go out and meet with programs that match up with my talents."
Nelson finished his Gophers career completing 49.9 percent of his passes for 2,179 yards, 17 touchdowns and 14 interceptions.
With those kind of numbers, anyone else find it at least a bit curious he's looking for a program centered around the pass?
I digress, but Nelson doesn't have much time to land wherever he goes because he wants to be in school for the spring semester if possible.
So, where are some of Nelson's best options for a transfer? Let us explore five schools that could fit his needs.