Virginia Tech QB Josh Jackson will transfer from Virginia Tech. What are the five best teams for him?
It’s been a rough run for Virginia Tech over the last several days.
Eric Kumah announced he was leaving after finishing second on the team with 42 catches and seven scores. Tight end Chris Cunningham is taking off, and second-leading rusher Deshawn McClease – with 433 yards and two touchdowns – is bolting, too.
But losing QB Josh Jackson takes away the team’s star.
Former Kansas transfer Ryan Willis was fine – throwing for 2,716 yards and 24 touchdowns with nine picks – but Jackson is the better runner and better playmaker. Jackson hit 59% of his throws for 3,566 yards and 25 touchdowns – with 385 rushing yards and seven scores – before suffering a broken leg.
The 6-1, 215-pounder will be a grad transfer with two years remaining, so he’s ready to start somewhere right away. Where would be the right fits for the Ann Arbor native? Here are the five best-looking options.
5. Kansas State Wildcats
New head coach Chris Klieman was able to get RB James Gilbert from Ball State to replace Alex Barnes, who left early for the NFL. Can he land someone else to kickstart his offense?
No, Josh Jackson isn’t Carson Wentz, but he’s a lot like Easton Stick, a baller of a quarterback who did big things under Klieman at North Dakota State.
With Gilbert to run the ball, and a whole slew of good receivers returning, this might just be the most attractive option for Jackson to make a big immediate impact.
But he’d have to beat out the incumbent.
Kansas State has an established starter in Skyler Thompson – he threw for almost 1,400 yards with nine touchdowns and four picks, and ran for 373 yards and five scores – who was just good enough for Alex Delton to transfer out, eventually landing at TCU.
Jackson is better.