Pitt football is officially without its starting quarterback for the remainder of the 2017 season.
Max Browne, who was previously the starter at USC before ceding that job to Sam Darnold, went down late during Pitt’s loss at Syracuse last Saturday.
He was replaced by Ben DiNucci, as well as freshman Kenny Pickett, who had his redshirt burned on the final play of the game to throw a Hail Mary. The decision was pretty quizzical at the time, but with Browne out, it seems likely that head coach Pat Narduzzi will lean on the former three-star recruit down the stretch.
Today, Narduzzi confirmed that Browne is done.
Pitt coach Pat Narduzzi announces quarterback Max Browne had shoulder surgery and is out for the season.
— Brian Batko (@BrianBatko) October 12, 2017
It’s an unfortunate end to Browne’s college career. He finishes his one year at Pitt with 997 yards, five touchdowns, and two interceptions. For his career, which was split between the Trojans and Panthers, Browne threw for 1,647 yards, seven touchdowns, and four picks.