A very experienced player who could replace Justin Herbert has been added to the Oregon football roster. Reportedly.
In mid-December, Anthony Brown took the first step in leaving Boston College by placing his name into the NCAA transfer database. Four months later, the quarterback is ready to take the next step as Yahoo Sports! is reporting that Brown is set to be added to the Oregon football roster.
As a graduate transfer, Brown would be eligible to play for the Oregon football team in 2020. The upcoming season would serve as his final year of eligibility.
In mid-October, Brown suffered a knee injury that was serious enough to sideline him for the remainder of the 2019 season. He also saw his redshirt freshman season in 2017 cut short because of a knee injury.
In between the twin knee injuries, Brown had started 18 straight games under center for the Eagles — 12 in 2018, six in 2019. All told, he started 28 games during his time with the ACC school.
Brown, whose decision to transfer came a week or so after head coach Steve Addazio was fired, will apparently finish his time at BC with 4,738 yards, 40 touchdowns and 20 interceptions in completing nearly 55 percent of his 680 pass attempts. he also ran for 421 yards and another four touchdowns.
Oregon currently has three quarterbacks on its football roster. Those are redshirt sophomore Tyler Shough, redshirt freshman Cale Millen and true freshman Jay Butterfield. Shough is the only one in that group who has actually attempted a pass at the collegiate level. As Herbert’s primary backup in 2019, Shough completed 12-of-15 passes for 144 yards and three touchdowns.
Butterfield was a four-star member of the Oregon football Class of 2020. The California high schooler was rated as the No. 5 pro-style quarterback in the country in this year’s class. He’s widely viewed as as the quarterback of the future for the Ducks.