One of the nation’s premier quarterbacks officially hit the NCAA’s transfer portal this week, with former Mississippi State gunslinger Will Rogers officially leaving Starkville for greener pastures.
The Bulldogs moved fast and signed Oklahoma offensive coordinator Jeff Lebby to be their new head coach.
Rogers wrapped up his four-year run in Starkville with 1,301 completions, 12,315 passing yards and 94 passing touchdowns (to 28 interceptions). The 22-year-old Louisville native broke the school’s record for each category.
Now, the Magnolia State native will have a shot to finish his NCAA career somewhere else, after only playing five games in 2023 and seeing his production decrease immensely under Zach Arnett, who was fired by the school over the weekend.
BetMississippi.com – your source for Mississippi sports betting - broke down the odds on where Rogers could go this offseason, with a host of programs likely vying for the Air Raid specialist in the offseason at one of the sport’s most in-demand positions.
Will Rogers Transfer Portal Odds
Where Next for Will Rogers?
The top destination for Rogers’ services, odds-wise, is fellow SEC program Auburn, which went 6-6 in Year One of the Hugh Freeze era. The Tigers were a bland 125th in passing yards per game (157.1). The Tigers are tied with the Miami Hurricanes at +600 to land Rogers out of the portal, beating out C-USA program Western Kentucky and Troy out of the Sun Belt Conference (+800) on our hypothetical odds list.
Other potential landing spots for Rogers in 2024 include Washington State and Florida State (+1200), both of whom are likely to lose their dynamic starting quarterbacks before the opening kick of the 2024 season.
The Cougars lost their starting quarterback (Cam Ward) in the portal this week, while FSU starter Jordan Travis saw his senior season end on a sour note after suffering a catastrophic leg injury against North Alabama earlier this month.
One way or another, some program is about to land a quarterback capable of chucking the football with the best of them, as Rogers exits Starkville to lead another program in his final season of college eligibility.