There is no position in football more prestigious or pressure-packed than quarterback. Every offense’s success rises and falls with the play of its quarterback, with fans scrutinizing every move the signal-caller makes.
It’s also the most exclusive position on the field. Only one quarterback can play at any single moment, and if a team has two quarterbacks, it really has no quarterbacks. The pressure for a head coach and offensive coordinator to develop and stick with a quarterback is high, which in turn leads to roster turnover.
Quarterbacks are increasingly seeking out options to transfer, via the graduate-transfer option or otherwise, looking for a new opportunity. This offseason was no different, with the likes of Purdue’s Austin Appleby, Texas Tech’s Davis Webb and Montana State’s Dakota Prukop leaving as graduate transfers. More are sure to follow before September. Here’s a look at quarterbacks who could transfer before the 2016 season begins.