The Nebraska Football team will look for a quarterback in the transfer portal. MJ Morris could fit the bill, but there is a catch and it could be a big one.
Heinrich Haarberg, Chubba Purdy or Jeff Sims. Who will be the Huskers’ quarterback in 2024?
Smart money says it will likely not be any of them. And that means that the Nebraska Football team is going to be hunting for a new starting quarterback in the transfer portal for the third straight offseason.
While the full roster of quarterbacks who will be available isn’t known yet, there are some names that are flying around. Tulane’s starting quarterback, Michael Pratt is set to enter the portal when it opens on December 4.
There might be another name entering, though that’s a bit trickier. North Carolina State quarterback MJ Morris seems poised to move to another school.
At least that’s the read on the young signal-caller, as he redshirts for the rest of the 2023 season. There is some question as to why he did that, if you believe the Wolfpack. And that’s just part of the reason why MJ Morris has some baggage that the Cornhuskers might want to stay away from.
It appears as though Morris’ decision to sit out the rest of the year wasn’t one that his head coach was on board with.
Morris had taken over the starting job for NC State and had led them to a 3-1 record during his time. He helped get them bowl-eligible. But now he’s going to sit the rest of the season out.
Morris is doing this because he doesn’t want to lose a year of eligibility. One has to wonder how well that’s sitting with his teammates.
While he has said he plans to come back, it doesn’t feel as though a surprise redshirt decision is on that is made if you really expect to be back with your team.
It seems as though Morris will eventually hit the portal. And that’s where Nebraska Football could get involved. But should they?
Nebraska Football fans might not be thrilled
The Husker fans are already not thrilled with offensive coordinator Marcus Satterfield and head coach Matt Rhule’s decision on their quarterback target last year. The Jeff Sims experiment has not gone as expected.
But would Nebraska Football fans welcome a kid who seemingly decided it was more important to keep a year of eligibility over helping his team win more games? That might be a hard sell.