The Baylor Bears have had a good number of players transfer out this offseason and their biggest blow might be at the quarterback position. Jarrett Stidham had requested a release a few weeks ago and this week he received it and will now look to transfer out of Baylor.
Stidham spoke with ESPN Big 12 writer Max Olson and told him that he had been given his release from the school. The only transfer restriction he has on him is he has to go outside of the conference.
Former Baylor QB Jarrett Stidham informed me he received his release from the school today. pic.twitter.com/UWaHcwtxmb
— Max Olson (@max_olson) July 25, 2016
No matter where he ends up, Stidham should have a pretty good career. Whoever is lucky enough to land him will be getting a very talented quarterback.
Jarrett Stidham was a four-star member of the 2015 recruiting class and during his true freshman season, he was a big part of their offense. He played in 10 games and became the team’s starter after Seth Russell went down with a neck injury.
He threw for 1,265 yards and 12 touchdowns against just two interceptions. He also rushed for 70 yards and two touchdowns.
He will likely have to sit out the 2016 season, if he stays at the FBS level, and then would have three years of eligibility left going into the 2017 season.