LSU quarterback Max Johnson announced he would enter college football's transfer portal on Wednesday night. Johnson played in 18 games with the Tigers from 2020-21, throwing for 3,884 yards and 35 touchdowns to only seven picks in that span. The Georgia native also connected on 59.8 percent of his passes over the last two seasons in Baton Rouge. With 14 starts under his belt, along with a productive resume, Johnson should be a sought-after addition in the portal.
Where could Johnson land as a transfer? Here are 10 teams to watch (in alphabetical order):
10 Potential Transfer Destinations for Max Johnson
Bo Nix's future at Auburn is uncertain, and if he decides to depart, coach Bryan Harsin's squad will need depth and competition for T.J. Finley.
Johnson's family ties to Florida State might make this a long shot, and it's also uncertain if new coach Billy Napier might add to a quarterback room that already returns Anthony Richardson or Emory Jones.
Johnson's dad (Brad Johnson) played his college ball in Tallahassee. Max and his brother Jake were both offered by Florida State out of high school. Jordan Travis is slated to be the starter for the Seminoles next fall, but there's little in the way of proven depth behind him on the roster.
Johnson is from Georgia, and the Yellow Jackets have a need at quarterback with Jordan Yates transferring out of the program in late November.
Johnson was offered by the Cardinals coming out of high school, and with Malik Cunningham down to his final year of eligibility in 2022, depth is needed in coach Scott Satterfield's quarterback room.
Could the Tigers look to add competition to a quarterback room slated to feature Connor Bazelak, Brady Cook and promising freshmen Tyler Macon and Sam Horn (2022 recruit)?
Adrian Martinez opted to transfer, leaving Logan Smothers as the expected starting quarterback for 2021. Coach Scott Frost is also overhauling his offensive staff, so the coordinator hires and overall direction could play a role in the scheme and style going forward.
Sam Howell could leave for the NFL, but Drake Maye and Jacolby Criswell are slated to return next fall.
Injuries and ineffectiveness forced the Gamecocks to use three different starters at quarterback this year. Luke Doty and Jason Brown are back next season, but it wouldn't be a surprise to see coach Shane Beamer be active in the portal once again.
Johnson was offered by Virginia Tech out of high school, and the Hokies have a need at the position after averaging only 179.7 passing yards a game in 2021.
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