A loaded quarterback transfer class has led the way in an incredibly entertaining 2023 college football season. Now with teams preparing for the final week of the regular season, here is a look at the top ten quarterback transfers this season according to TPR’s fantasy point system.
Haynes King, Georgia Tech: 296.96 FPTS
Sophomore Texas transfer has been incredible in his first year with the Yellow Jackets. King has thrown for 2,597 yards and 26 touchdowns to start his GT career. The 6-3 204 signal caller has been a threat on the ground as well, rushing for 82 yards and a touchdown in Tech’s win over Syracuse this weekend.
Jordan McCloud, James Madison: 293.56 FPTS
Tampa native led the Dukes to a 10-0 start before suffering an overtime defeat this weekend to App State. McCloud led an unbelievable drive to force overtime with a touchdown pass and two-point conversion. McCloud and JMU will take the field for the last time Saturday against Coastal, as the NCAA denied their appeal of the postseason ban.
Thomas Castellanos, Boston College: 266.88 FPTS
After attempting just 16 passes with UCF in 2022, Castellanos has been a stud for the Eagles. The Georgia native has thrown for 1,995 and 14 touchdowns and run for 827 and ten more scores.
Donovan Smith, Houston: 261.36 FPTS
Texas Tech transfer has been incredible in his first season with the Cougs. The 6-5 junior has tallied 2,639 through the air and 405 on the ground. Smith will look to finish 2023 on a positive note Saturday at UCF.
Chandler Rogers, North Texas: 252.04 FPTS
The signal caller for the Mean Green has displayed incredible accuracy and ball protection this year with just under 3,000 pass yards, 26 touchdowns, and only four interceptions. The hometown star threw for 294 and three touchdowns in last week’s win over Tulsa.
Shedeur Sanders, Colorado: 246.50 FPTS
After an incredible start to the season, the last seven weeks have been a struggle for Sanders and Coach Prime. Behind a porous o-line, Sanders has been unable to do much against tougher PAC-12 defenses. Sanders will be returning for another year with his dad and Deion will need to make major improvements to his son’s protection.
DJ Uiagalelei, Oregon State: 233.20 FPTS
The former five-star struggled in a big game against Washington. Torrential downpours throughout did not help Uiagalelei’s performance and he has a chance to redeem himself Friday at No.6 Oregon. Uiagalelei has been great for the Beavs for most of the season and a rivalry win would give OSU a chance at the PAC-12 championship game with an Arizona loss.
TJ Finley, Texas State: 221.86 FPTS
Two-time transfer quarterback TJ Finley has been outstanding for the Bobcats in his first year. The 6-7 sophomore threw for 366 and three touchdowns last week in a loss to Arkansas State. Finley has all the natural talent in the world and will only continue to get better at Texas State.
Emory Jones, Cincinnati: 210.82 FPTS
Although the Bearcats have struggled mightily this season including a seven-game losing streak, Jones has provided bright spots for UC. The ASU transfer has thrown for 2,115 and 17 touchdowns for Cincy.
Graham Mertz, Florida: 203.82 FPTS
Despite struggling with Wisconsin, Mertz is thriving in his first year in Gainesville. The former Badger was a major contributor in an upset bid that fell just short at No.9 Missouri. Unfortunately, Mertz suffered a shoulder injury from a big collision that forced him out of the game. Florida fans await news hoping their QB will be ready for this week’s rivalry matchup with FSU.