Kansas quarterback Montell Cozart made the announcement on Twitter on Tuesday that he would be transferring.
Thank you KU! pic.twitter.com/UiFZUoGknh
— Montell Cozart (@M_Cozart2) February 21, 2017
It was a classy statement from Cozart who has been through some of the toughest times in Lawrence and has suffered injuries along the way as well.
Last season Cozart threw for 1075 yards with 7 touchdowns to 9 interceptions, while rushing for 91 yards. For his Kansas career, Cozart finishes with 14 touchdowns to 19 interceptions and 2 rushing touchdowns.
It’s not shocking to hear this news as Cozart was unlikely to be the starting quarterback this fall, with JUCO QB Peyton Bender transferring to Kansas. The expectations for Bender are high. He has Air Raid experience from his time at Washington State under head coach Mike Leach and is expected to take the job under offensive coordinator Doug Meacham.
But now there isn’t a ton of depth behind Bender. Cozart becomes the third Kansas quarterback to announce his decision to transfer this offseason, as Ryan Willis left the Jayhawks and joined Virginia Tech last month. Soon after, Deondre Ford made his decision to transfer as well.
The Jayhawks still have Carter Stanley on the roster, along with Keaton Perry.
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