The Nebraska Football team will likely be looking to the transfer portal for a starting quarterback in 2024, and Michael Pratt could be the top target.
As the Nebraska Football program continues to grow and change under head coach Matt Rhule, it seems rather unlikely that the Huskers will be seeing either Heinrich Haarberg or Jeff Sims as the starting quarterback in 2024.
While Haarberg has shown flashes of heroism, he’s grittier and tougher than he is a top of the line starting quarterback. Meanwhile, Jeff Sims has played so poorly when given a shot, that it feels like Rhule and offensive coordinator Marcus Satterfield would be remiss to play him again unless it was in a blowout.
So where will Nebraska Football turn? There’s a chance it could be Daniel Kaelin, but it seems unlikely the Cornhuskers would lean fully into a true freshman quarterback to lead them. So that leaves the very likely possibility of going back to the transfer portal.
To that end, one candidate that should be at the top of the Nebraska Football wish list is Tulane’s starting quarterback, Michael Pratt.
Pratt has been central to the Green Wave’s transformation into a mid-major power. But at least one report claims that he might be looking for … greener pastures in 2024.
247Sports Clint Brewster tweeted out his prediction on Thursday afternoon, claiming that instead of going to the NFL after this season, Pratt will look to go to a P5 program and wait one more season for the pros.
Nebraska Football needs to land Michael Pratt if he becomes available
Brewster went on to say that he thinks Pratt will be a 2nd to 4th round pick in an NFL draft this winter that will be quarterback-heavy. He could be an early 1st round pick should he head to a P5 program and put up similar numbers as what he’s done at Tulane.
As far as a candidate for Nebraska Football, he seems like a perfect fit.
Last year, Prat threw for over 3,000 yards and 27 touchdowns to just 5 interceptions. He also ran for over 400 yards. That’s the kind of dual threat QB1 that Satterfield and Rhule would be licking their chops over.
The question for Nebraska Football, of course, would be whether they can beat out what are bound to be some very high profile programs, including those from the SEC that could come calling.