The biggest graduate transfer quarterback on the market this year may be one that many casual college football fans haven’t heard of. Wake Forest’s Jamie Newman has been a very productive player for the Demon Deacons, and is looking to finish his career at a bigger program.
After news of Newman’s decision broke, he was quickly connected to one power program out West. Oregon will be without Justin Herbert, once he heads to the NFL Draft.
Pete Thamel reported that Newman and Oregon, fresh off of a Rose Bowl victory, have “mutual interest.” He went so far as to say that the Ducks are the favorite to land him.
That may remain true, but Newman is looking at other options as well.
College football insider Bruce Feldman of The Athletic broke down the situations of Newman and Boston College’s Anthony Brown, another talented signal caller out of the ACC Atlantic.
On top of Oregon, Maryland, Miami, and Washington are interested in Newman. The biggest school, however, is Georgia. The Bulldogs await the NFL Draft decision of three-year starter Jake Fromm, but will be in the market for a quarterback if he elects to leave.
According to @BruceFeldmanCFB, Wake Forest grad transfer QB Jamie Newman is considering Georgia, Maryland, Washington, Oregon and Miami (FL),
Jake Fromm's decision feels like it'll be the domino to get the grad transfer QB market going.
— Connor O'Gara (@cjogara) January 8, 2020
Miami is also looking for answers at quarterback, after bouncing between Jarren Williams and N’Kosi Perry for much of the season, as Tate Martell lurked on the sideline as well.
The ‘Canes are interested in both Newman and Brown, who may also return to Boston College.
As we've reported, UM wants significant change in its QB room. And though Oregon has been reported as the front-runner, top Wake Forest transfer QB is considering UM (and several other schools), per The Athletic's @BruceFeldmanCFB, who says UM is also pursuing BC's Anthony Brown
— Barry Jackson (@flasportsbuzz) January 8, 2020
In 12 games this season, Jamie Newman threw for 2,868 yards, completing 60.9-percent of his throws. He threw for 26 touchdowns and 11 interceptions, and added 574 rushing yards and six touchdowns on the ground.