Starting Tulane QB Tanner Lee granted release, will transfer

The Tulane Green Wave hired Georgia Southern’s Willie Fritz to be their head coach nearly a month ago and it looks like he will have to contend with not having a big starter for the team in 2016.

Tulane quarterback Tanner Lee, who started 19 games the last two seasons, announced on Twitter that he had been granted a release from the team and he would transfer. This likely has to do with Fritz’s offense, which is option-heavy, and Lee being a traditional pocket quarterback.

Roll Wave! pic.twitter.com/SniGbH25y1

— Tanner Lee (@TannerLee13_) January 7, 2016

In his two seasons with the Green Wave, Lee threw for 3,601 yards and 23 touchdowns against 21 interceptions. He also rushed for -287 yards, which includes sack totals and doesn’t add up to what Fritz would likely want for his offense.

It’s probably best that Lee decided to transfer as he could likely see the light at the end of the tunnel that he wouldn’t be the starting quarterback going forward.

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