On Thursday, the USC football team announced that former starting quarterback JT Daniels has announced his intentions to enter the transfer portal in an attempt to play elsewhere in 2020.
Per Head Coach Clay Helton: “We have been working with JT and his family, as well as our compliance office, to help him navigate the process of entering his name in the transfer portal. It is his desire to explore all of his options going into the 2020 season.”
USC QB JT Daniels has put his name in the transfer portal.— USC Trojans (@USC_Athletics) April 16, 2020
Here is @USCCoachHelton’s statement: pic.twitter.com/yCl2hnK6Kj
This piece of news isn’t all that surprising for Trojans fans as Kedon Slovis was widely expected to be the starting quarterback in 2020 after posting big numbers in place of Daniels this past season.
BREAKING: #USC QB JT Daniels is entering the Transfer Portal. pic.twitter.com/3hvrEoKtd3— Josh An (@_imjoshan) April 16, 2020
As a freshman in 2018, Daniels started 11 games and threw for 2,672 yards with 14 touchdowns to 10 interceptions. In his lone game in 2019 before getting hurt, he threw for 215 yards with one score and one pick.
In Daniels’ place last season, Slovis threw for over 3,500 yards with 30 touchdowns and just nine interceptions.