Arizona State quarterback Jayden Daniels plans to enter college football's transfer portal, adding another big name on the market for teams looking for a new signal-caller. Daniels has started for the last three years in Tempe and threw for 2,380 yards and 10 touchdowns and ran for 710 yards and six scores for the Sun Devils in 2021. The California native's best season at Arizona State took place in '19, as he accounted for over 3,000 total yards and 20 scores.
Where could Daniels land as a transfer? Here are 15 teams to watch (in alphabetical order):
15 Potential Transfer Destinations for Jayden Daniels
Could Daniels decide to return to Arizona State after looking at his options in the portal?
The Golden Bears already added one transfer (Jack Plummer) this offseason, but Daniels would be an upgrade over the quarterbacks battling for the starting job. Also, Daniels is a native of California, so this would mark a return close to home.
Myles Brennan is projected to start under new coach Brian Kelly, but there's little in the way of proven depth behind him.
The Tigers have three options - Brady Cook, Tyler Macon and Sam Horn - set to battle for the starting nod this year. However, all of those quarterbacks are short on experience. Daniels would be an upgrade in terms of production and experience right away.
Could the Nittany Lions pursue a transfer to push Sean Clifford and bridge the gap to freshmen Drew Allar and Christian Veilleux?
Dorian Thompson-Robinson is back, but Daniels' hometown of San Bernardino isn't far from Los Angeles.
Daniels might not be the best fit under new coordinator Graham Harrell, but the Mountaineers are thin on quarterback depth and experience going into 2022.
The Badgers were in the mix for Caleb Williams. Could coach Paul Chryst pursue Daniels for competition for Graham Mertz?
Jordan Travis is set as the starter for 2022. Could the Seminoles pursue Daniels to improve the depth and competition on the roster?
Could the Cyclones pursue a proven QB to push Hunter Dekkers?
Former Arizona State assistant Danny Gonzales was hired as New Mexico's head coach prior to the 2020 season. Although a Power 5 program seems to be the most likely landing spot for Daniels, this would be a good fit in terms of familiarity.
The Sooners have a starter in Dillon Gabriel, but depth behind the UCF transfer is thin.
San Diego State
The Aztecs added a transfer (Braxton Burmeister) earlier this offseason, but if Daniels is interested, he would be an upgrade over the options on the roster.
Garrett Shrader returns as the starter, but the Orange could use depth and competition to improve a passing game that ranked last in the ACC (154.0 passing yards a game).
The Hokies have already added two transfers this offseason in Grant Wells and Jason Brown.