One day after the Baylor Bears were blown out by Oklahoma State to end the 2020 season, quarterback Charlie Brewer announced he would enter the transfer portal.
Brewer made the announcement on Twitter, saying, “It is with much thought and prayer that I am announcing I will be entering the transfer portal and moving on as a graduate transfer. A heartfelt thank you to my teammates, Coach Rhule and Coach Aranda for an amazing ride the past four years here at Baylor. I will take with me a lifetime of great memories and a degree from Baylor University.”
Brewer just wrapped up his senior season with the Bears, where he was part of a one-win team in 2017 with first-year head coach Matt Rhule and helped the team make the Big 12 Championship Game last season.
But with the college football season thrown off by COVID-19, the NCAA has allowed players to have a free year of eligibility, if they so choose, and that is the route Brewer appears to be taking.
This season has not gone as planned for Charlie Brewer, who had to learn a new system with a new staff. He finished with just shy of 2,000 passing yards, completing 62% of his passes with 14 touchdowns to eight interceptions. After the Texas Tech game, it was alleged by his sister he received death threats from some Baylor fans.
The Baylor Bears followed up last year’s Big 12 title appearnce with a 2-7 campaign in 2020, only beating Kansas and Kansas State.
Charlie Brewer finishes his Baylor career holding the No. 2 spot in most Baylor records, trialing only Robert Griffin III, who went on to win the Heisman Trophy. He ended up throwing for 9,700 yards with 65 touchdowns and 28 interceptions, along with 1,039 yards rushing with 22 scores.
The Bears have Jacob Zeno and Gerry Bohanon waiting in the wings at quarterback in 2021.
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