USC quarterback Kedon Slovis entered college football's transfer portal on Monday. The Arizona native played in 18 games with the Trojans and threw for 5,423 yards and 47 touchdowns from 2019-20. Slovis connected on 70 percent of his throws in that span and tossed only 16 interceptions over 656 attempts. With several teams looking for quarterback help for 2022, Slovis should be a sought-after addition in the portal.
Where could Slovis land as a transfer? Here are 15 teams to watch (in alphabetical order):
15 Potential Transfer Destinations for Kedon Slovis
Slovis is from Arizona, so a return to the Grand Canyon State would make a ton of sense. Also, coach Jedd Fisch dipped into the portal for help at quarterback last year, so a run at Slovis wouldn't be a surprise.
As mentioned with Arizona, Slovis could look to return to his home state. Jayden Daniels is slated to return next year, so an opportunity to start would likely have to wait until 2023.
With Bo Nix leaving, the Tigers desperately need more depth, talent and experience at the quarterback position.
The Golden Bears are pursuing Adrian Martinez as a transfer this offseason. Could Slovis be a potential fit in Berkeley?
Graham Harrell's New Team
Keep an eye on where former USC play-caller Graham Harrell ends up in the coaching carousel. That could be a spot where Slovis lands for 2022.
The Tigers have help on the way from the 2022 recruiting class, but Max Johnson's transfer leaves just one scholarship quarterback (Garrett Nussmeier) on the roster right now. New coach Brian Kelly could use some depth and competition for the quarterback room.
The Cornhuskers are expected to pursue a transfer at quarterback this offseason. Slovis would seem to be a good fit for the offense under new play-caller Mark Whipple.
Sam Howell could leave for the NFL, but Drake Mayo and Jacolby Criswell are back after playing in limited snaps in 2021.
The Wildcats have added to the quarterback room via the transfer portal in recent years and help on offense is needed after this unit averaged only 4.4 yards per play in Big Ten games in 2021.
Matt Corral is headed to the NFL, and coach Lane Kiffin is expected to look at transfers to bolster the quarterback room for 2022.
Freshman Ty Thompson is the favorite to start in Eugene next year, but new coach Dan Lanning doesn't have much experience in the quarterback room. An experienced quarterback to compete with Thompson is needed.
The Panthers could look to the portal to find a replacement for Kenny Pickett.
The Gamecocks started three quarterbacks in 2021 and need more consistency and production from this position to challenge for a higher finish in the SEC East next year.
The Red Raiders pursued Quinn Ewers in the portal and could look for additional options to push Behren Morton, Donovan Smith and Tyler Shough.
A fit here seems unlikely with the Huskies returning Dylan Morris and touted freshman Sam Huard. However, with new coach Kalen DeBoer taking over, an addition can't be ruled out.