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Ole Miss QB Shea Patterson Has Reportedly Been Given Permission To Seek Transfer

A closeup of Shea Patterson throwing the ball for Ole Miss.

AUBURN, AL - OCTOBER 07: Shea Patterson #20 of the Mississippi Rebels looks to pass against the Auburn Tigers at Jordan Hare Stadium on October 7, 2017 in Auburn, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Could Shea Patterson be leaving Ole Miss soon?

According to a report from the Ole Miss Spirit, Rebels quarterback Shea Patterson - one of the top recruits from the 2016 class - has been given permission by the school to seek a transfer.

Patterson became the program's starting quarterback late during the 2016 season. He started Ole Miss' first seven games this year before suffering a knee injury. He finished the year throwing for 2,259 yards and 17 touchdowns against nine interceptions.

Multiple well-placed sources have confirmed to the Ole Miss Spirit today that quarterback Shea Patterson has been granted permission by Ole Miss to talk to other programs about potentially transferring.

Patterson and Ole Miss executed what is termed a "permission to contact" form on Friday, according to those sources.

Michigan is reportedly the favorite to land Patterson's services. Last week, he liked an Instagram post suggesting he transfer to play for the Wolverines.

Patterson's potential transfer would come after Ole Miss was handed down significant penalties - including a bowl ban for next season - by the NCAA.