Nebraska Football: Jeff Sims becomes Huskers likely top transfer QB target

Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets quarterback Jeff Sims (10) warms up (Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports)
Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets quarterback Jeff Sims (10) warms up (Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports) /

While the Nebraska football team waits on final word from Casey Thompson on whether he’ll be coming back for one more season, Matt Rhule and company are taking some hard looks at transfer quarterbacks in the portal who could contribute in 2023. Among the apparent top targets for the Cornhuskers is none other than Georgia Tech’s Jeff Sims.

Sims announced he was entering the transfer portal on November 27. Now that the portal is officially open and players can start deciding where they want to go, he’ll be taking a visit to Lincoln over the weekend. Considering the other big visitors that will be checking out Nebraska football on Saturday, it appears Rhule and company are going all out to land the former Yellow Jacket.

The quarterback has been the starting quarterback for Georgia Tech since his true freshman season but missed nearly half the 2022 season with a foot injury. One would hope he’ll be fully recovered and ready to go by the time spring practice rolls around.

In part because Sims spent his time with the Yellow Jackets, he’s viewed by some top scouts as a quarterback who has all the tools to be successful including a strong and accurate arm, but he still needs to do some growing as a passer. He does offer a kind of dual-threat attack considering he’s been quite effective on the ground as well as through the air.

This season, the Nebraska football target completed 58.9 percent of his passes, throwing for just over 1,000 yards, 5 TDs, and 3 INTs while also running for over 300 yards and a touchdown in 7 games.

Over the course of his career, Sims has thrown for over 4,400 yards, 30 touchdowns and 23 interceptions. He’s also run for 1,100 and 16 touchdowns.

Things have been moving quickly this transfer portal season. That could be good news for Nebraska football which could land itself a veteran quarterback with two years of eligibility left, by Monday.