When it comes to replacing Justin Herbert, it appears Oregon could very well turn to Jamie Newman.
Tuesday afternoon, Jamie Newman stunned most observers by announcing that he is entering the NCAA transfer database. The surprising development would see the quarterback leave Wake Forest as a graduate transfer.
Not long after, it was reported that there is “mutual interest” between Newman and Oregon. Not only that, the Ducks are reportedly the favorites to land the signal-caller.
As of yet, no other schools have been mentioned as possibilities.
Sources: There’s mutual interest between former Wake Forest QB Jamie Newman and Oregon. The Ducks have emerged as the favorite for the Wake Forest transfer. Big void in Eugene with the departure of Justin Herbert.
— Pete Thamel (@PeteThamel) December 31, 2019
Newman started 16 games at Wake, going 10-6 in those starts. This season, Newman completed 60.9 percent of his passes for 2,868 yards, 26 touchdowns and 11 interceptions. He set a school record in 2019 by throwing a touchdown pass in 12 straight games.
The redshirt junior also ran for 574 yards and six touchdowns.
The 2020 campaign will be Newman’s final season of eligibility, so he will be a one-year rental for whichever FBC school lands him.