The college football transfer market was flush with talent following the 2018 season. A few major names, including Jalen Hurts, Justin Fields and Tate Martell are all headed to new teams - though we'll have to wait and see if any can lock down the starting role.
In the immediate aftermath of the 2018 season and the bevy of transfers, ESPN college football analyst Mark Schlabach broke down and ranked the transfer quarterbacks.
Schlabach ranked the quarterbacks on who will have the biggest impact on their team during the 2019 college football season. Unsurprisingly, Jalen Hurts held down the top spot after going 26-2 as a starter for the Alabama Crimson Tide.
Schlabach believes the tandem of Lincoln Riley and Hurts can be highly successful.
Few coaches handle quarterbacks better than OU's Lincoln Riley, and there's enough talent returning for Hurts to have big success in his only season with the Sooners.
After Baker Mayfield and Kyler Murray won back-to-back Heisman Trophies thanks to the offensive scheme from Riley, Hurts is among the favorites to take home the award in 2019 - just behind Clemson's Trevor Lawrence and Alabama's Tua Tagovailoa.
Here's Schlabach's top five transfer QB's:
- Jalen Hurts - Oklahoma
- Kelly Bryant - Missouri
- Jacob Eason - Washington
- Justin Fields - Ohio State
- Brandon Wimbush - UCF
Fields is still waiting to hear back from the NCAA on his eligibility heading into the 2019 season, but he's expected to gain eligibility for the year after earning a hardship waiver.