BOCA RATON, Fla. (BVM) – This year’s iteration of the college football transfer portal has been filled with signal callers looking for new homes. While some have moved before, perhaps none is more well traveled than Florida Atlantic quarterback Casey Thompson who entered the portal on Thursday. If he follows through on his transfer, Thompson will have joined his fourth program in seven years after spending his first four seasons at Texas, 2022 at Nebraska and this past season with the Owls.
NEWS: Quarterback Casey Thompson tells ESPN he plans to enter the NCAA transfer portal. He'll have one year of eligibility. The former Texas/Nebraska quarterback played 3 games this season at FAU before tearing his ACL and received a medical hardship for a seventh season. pic.twitter.com/dJ0p5m1CH1
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Thompson has had varying degrees of success at each of his stops. After spending three seasons in a backup role at Texas, Thompson was named the starter in 2021 where he threw for 2,113 yards, 17 touchdowns and 10 interceptions while rushing for 157 yards and four more scores. However, with the addition of Quinn Ewers, Thompson made the decision to transfer to Nebraska where he threw for 2,407 yards, 17 touchdowns and 10 interceptions while rushing for five more scores. With Cornhuskers head coach Scott Frost fired midseason, Thompson again made the decision to transfer, this time reuniting with his former Longhorns head coach Tom Herman at Florida Atlantic. However, things didn’t go well as he threw for just 509 yards, five touchdowns and five interceptions in three games before tearing his ACL against Clemson.
Casey Thompson’s first TD at FAU is a DART pic.twitter.com/idbnfAuuLR
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While the journey has been a long and difficult one for Thompson, he has proven he has talent to play at the Power 5 level. Given his experience and skillset, there is little doubt that he will get another opportunity to start somewhere next season. With that said, here are five potential landing spots for the veteran signal caller.