San Jose State QB Malik Watson to transfer for final season of eligibility

The San Jose State Spartans became the first 5-7 team to ever play in a bowl game during the 2015 season and they hope to improve on that in 2016. They will lose a bit of their depth at the quarterback position going into the season.

Third-string quarterback Malik Watson announced on Saturday that he would be transferring out for his final season of eligibility. He will be graduating in May, so he will be eligible to play immediately.

Thank you SJ! Looking forward to the next chapter of my life. #1God #1Purpose pic.twitter.com/vi43geSev3

— Malik Watson (@MalikIkaika8) February 6, 2016

Watson joined the Spartans’ program in 2014, transferring in from the junior college ranks. He redshirted that season and only played in two games in 2015.

He was 9-15 with just 59 yards and an interception in those two games.

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