Auburn quarterback Bo Nix announced he would enter college football's transfer portal on Sunday night. Nix played in 34 games with the Tigers from 2019-21 and threw for 7,251 yards and 39 touchdowns to 16 interceptions. The Alabama native connected on 59 percent of his throws over the last three seasons, and his 7.1 yards per attempt in '21 was the highest of his career. Nix also added 869 yards and 18 rushing scores with the Tigers. The Alabama native was inconsistent at times with the Tigers but will be a sought-after quarterback due to his experience and proven track record.
Where could Nix land as a transfer? Here are 12 teams to watch (in alphabetical order):
12 Potential Transfer Destinations for Bo Nix
Jordan Yates entered the transfer portal, leaving Jeff Sims as the likely starter for Georgia Tech in 2022. Coach Geoff Collins and new coordinator Chip Long could look to add competition or a proven starter (like Nix).
Transferring to Jacksonville State would allow Nix to stay in the state of Alabama, play for Rich Rodriguez in a creative offense and help a program making the transition to the FBS level.
Max Johnson's decision to transfer leaves just one scholarship quarterback (Garrett Nussmeier) on the roster until reinforcements arrive from the 2022 signing class.
The Cornhuskers have a revamped offensive staff for next year, including former Pitt coordinator Mark Whipple taking over the play-calling duties. Adding a quarterback to push Logan Smothers seems likely.
Could Nix stay in the SEC West? The Rebels are expected to dip into the portal to add competition at quarterback with Matt Corral departing for the NFL after the Sugar Bowl.
New coach Dan Lanning matched up against Bo Nix three times while he was coordinating the defense at Georgia. Could Lanning bring in some competition for Ty Thompson?
If Nix wants to stay in the state of Alabama, a couple of Group of 5 programs could come into play. Jake Bentley was a successful addition via the transfer portal for the 2021 season for coach Kane Wommack. Could Wommack and coordinator Major Applewhite dip back into the transfer ranks for help in '22?
Additions to the quarterback room seem likely this offseason for South Carolina after three players made starts in 2021.
Mississippi State transfer Garrett Shrader is expected to start in 2022, but coach Dino Babers could look to add competition.
Could Nix reunite with old coach Gus Malzahn in Orlando next year?
Braxton Burmeister returns in 2022, but new Virginia Tech coach Brent Pry could look to the portal to find more competition and a quarterback who can bring more overall consistency to the position.
Could Neal Brown look to bring in competition for Jarret Doege and Garrett Greene?