Oregon is reportedly adding a major graduate transfer to its quarterback room as it tries to replace projected NFL first-round pick Justin Herbert.
According to Yahoo’s Pete Thamel, former Boston College starter Anthony Brown will finish his career in Eugene. Brown brings plenty of experience to Oregon, having started 28 games for the Eagles over the last three seasons.
Brown completed 55 percent of his passes during his time at BC, throwing for 4,738 yards, 40 touchdowns and 20 interceptions. His best season came in 2018, when he passed for 2,121 yards and 20 touchdowns. Brown also rushed for 423 yards and four scores while with the Eagles.
Last fall, Brown got off to a strong start before suffering a season-ending injury in Week 6. He passes for nine touchdowns and only two interceptions before getting hurt.
With the Ducks, Brown will presumably be the front-runner to win the starting QB job. Tyler Shough, last year’s backup, is the only option on the current roster with experience, and Shough attempted just 15 passes in 2019.
Sources: Graduate transfer quarterback Anthony Brown will choose Oregon for his final year of eligibility. He was a three-year starter at Boston College.
— Pete Thamel (@PeteThamel) April 1, 2020
Brown or Shough will have the unenviable task of stepping in for Herbert, who put up monster numbers over the last four seasons.
The potential top-five pick leaves Oregon second on the all-time charts in passing yards and touchdowns, trailing only Marcus Mariota.