Ole Miss QB Shea Patterson Out For The Season: Now What?
The SEC passing leader is down for the season. Now what will Ole Miss do?
Shea Patterson is out for the year with a knee injury. Now what will Ole Miss do?
Ole Miss battled well in a 40-24 loss to LSU, but Patterson left the game after completing just 10-of-23 passes for 116 yards and three interceptions. On Sunday, according to The Clarion-Ledger, it was announced that he has a torn PCL and is out for the season.
He came back into the game and gutted it out, but was ineffective. Jordan Ta’amu stepped in and hit 7-of-11 passes for 78 yards, and ran for 20 more.
Who is Jordan Ta’amu? The 6-2, 212-pound JUCO transfer has a live arm and can run. He’s built like a big running back, but the Hawaii native is accurate and can make plays on the move. He’s not the passer Patterson is, but he can do more on the ground.
Patterson was the X factor, though. This is a redshirt season for Ole Miss – it’s not eligible for a bowl – so the one big positive was the practice time. The live reps for Patterson and the development were the keys to the season, but now that’s over.
Patterson hit 64% of his passes for 2,259 yards and 17 scores with nine interceptions and a rushing score. At 3-4, it’s now up to Ta’amu to be a baller who makes up for the shaky offense against Arkansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Texas A&M and Mississippi State.