Most Florida fans were still celebrating the Gators’ haul on National Signing Day when Yahoo! Sports’ Pete Thamel dropped a report that starting quarterback Emory Jones would be entering the transfer portal in the upcoming days.
NEW: Florida redshirt junior QB Emory Jones plans to enter the transfer portal in the upcoming days, he tells @yahoosports. @eXjones6 has two years of eligibility remaining. Jones started 11 games for the Gators this year, completed 67.7% of his passes and threw 19 TDs.
— Pete Thamel (@PeteThamel) December 15, 2021
Thamel points out that Jones plans to play in Florida’s bowl game against UCF on December 23 in Tampa before finding a new home.
Jones completed 209-309 passes while accumulating 2,562 yards in the air to go along with 19 scores and 13 picks. The dual threat QB also rushed for 696 yards and four more touchdowns.
Jones was pushed all year by redshirt freshman Anthony Richardson, a local product from Gainesville’s Eastside High School.
While the Gators signed nine players on Wednesday, none were signal callers. It appears Florida will likely add a quarterback, whether it be in the February signing day or through the transfer portal.