Four years and several lifetimes ago, Connor Brewer committed to Texas as then-offensive coordinator Bryan Harsin‘s hand-picked signal caller out of Scottsdale, Ariz. Brewer stayed one season, then, seeing the writing on the wall regarding franchise quarterback David Ash, Brewer elected to transfer during the summer of 2013. (Please, do yourself a favor: reread the previous two sentences and take a few moments to ponder exactly how many generations Brewer’s career has lasted.)
Brewer landed at Arizona, where he sat out the 2013 season and then watched Anu Solomon firmly take control of the Wildcats’ quarterback position the following year. Brewer did not attempt a pass during the 2014 season, and in January he received his release to purse a new destination. After some brief talk that he’d transfer back to Texas, Brewer announced in April he’d found his forever home: Northern Arizona.
“After these wild few years of college, I have officially decided that my last stop will be at Northern Arizona University,” he wrote on Instagram. “I will pursue my graduate degree and have two more years of football to play. I am excited to get on the field again and to finally show people what I am capable of.”
That lasted all of two months.
On Tuesday, 247Sports broke the news that Brewer will now play play his 2015 season at Virginia.
A graduate transfer, Brewer will compete with Matt Johns for the right to replace Greyson Lambert, who last week became a graduate transfer of his own in moving to Georgia. In four seasons spread across two programs, Brewer has appeared in one career game. His next pass thrown in a college game will be his first.
“I just got off the phone with coach (Mike) London and committed to Virginia,” Brewer told the site. “Obviously I love the coaching staff there. They run a great pro-style offense. They can help me be really successful. It’s a good opportunity to compete for the job and be the guy and win some games for them. Virginia is a great program. I want to help them get it back to where it used to be. Plus it’s a great place academically.”
And, in the most unbelievable yet somehow true aspect of this story, Brewer still has two years of eligibility remaining.