The Nebraska Cornhuskers got a pretty talented quarterback in Tulane transfer Tanner Lee earlier this year. Now it looks like he will be able to step up and take over for Tommy Armstrong over the next few years.
On Saturday, Lee took to Twitter and announced that he had been granted an extra year of eligibility by the NCAA. This comes after he missed three games in 2015 with a thumb injury.
Excited to have another year with the greatest fans in football. Incredibly blessed to be in Lincoln, Nebraska! #GBR
— Tanner Lee (@TannerLee13_) August 14, 2016
Lee was already slated to sit out the 2016 season due to NCAA transfer rules. Originally, he would only play the 2017 season, but this extra year of eligibility allows him to play in 2018 as well.
The junior quarterback transferred from Tulane after Willie Fritz took over the Green Wave and changed their offensive scheme to an option look. In two seasons with the Green Wave, Lee threw for 3,601 yards and 23 touchdowns.
This is good news for the Cornhuskers, who will lose Armstrong to graduation after the 2016 season. Lee should be able to come in and compete for the job immediately, giving Nebraska an experienced guy that could work well in Mike Riley’s offense.
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