Few Nebraska football position rooms have seen more of a shakeup than the quarterback room. The Huskers entered the 2023 season with Jeff Sims, Heinrich Haarberg and Chubba Purdy as the top three signal-callers. Of the three, only Haarberg remains.
At one time, it looked like Purdy had the inside track to competing for the starting job in 2024. Then Dylan Raiola arrived, and all signs pointed to the 5-star prospect being the anointed one for next season. On the same day that Raiola signed with the Huskers, Purdy hit the transfer portal.
After several weeks of looking for his landing spot, it appears that Chubba Purdy has a school that could be perfect for the transfer quarterback. On Sunday evening, the former Nebraska football and Florida State Seminole announced he’d picked San Jose State as his new home.
Picking the Spartans seems like a no-brainer for a quarterback whose family is already entrenched in the West Coast. Chubba’s brother of course, is Brock Purdy who plays for the San Francisco 49ers.
Once he got the official offer from San Jose State in December, it felt as though the Mountain West school would be a front-runner. Even though he also had offers from Power 5 schools such as TCU.
Nebraska football quarterback finds his new home
This past season, the San Jose State Spartans finished 7-6 and tied for first place in the Mountain West. However, a computer-based tiebreaker left them out of the conference championship game. They faced off and lost to Coastal Carolina, 24-14 in the Easypost Hawai’i Bowl.
Purdy steps into a situation where he’ll have every opportunity to take over the starting job for SJSU. 2023 starting quarterback Chevan Cordeiro is moving on after throwing for 2,773 yards and 20 touchdowns to just 4 interceptions.
It appears the ex-Nebraska football quarterback will be the front runner for starter, with junior-to-be Jay Butterfield and incoming 3-star signee Alonzo Contreras shaping up to be his stiffest competition.