Arizona St. QB Jayden Daniels enters transfer portal

In 29 career games at Arizona St., Jayden Daniels had a 32/13 TD-INT ratio and 13 rushing TDs.

Arizona St. three-year starting quarterback Jayden Daniels entered the transfer portal on Feb. 17.

This is a crippling blow to Herm Edwards’ program. ASU is already under NCAA investigation for alleged improper contact during the COVID-19 dead period. Two assistants were fired with cause last month, and two others chose to resign.

Daniels announced on Dec. 2 that he’d be returning to school for another season. Edwards chose not to pursue transfer QB Spencer Rattler, who was reportedly interested in ASU and returning to his home state. However, Rattler eventually elected to transfer to South Carolina.

As a true freshman in 2019, Daniels went started 12 of 13 games for the Sun Devils, leading them to an 8-4 record (they went 8-5 overall, losing the game Daniels sat out with an injury). He completed 60.7 percent of his passes for 2,943 yards with a 17/2 touchdown-to-interception ratio. Daniels also ran for 355 yards and three TDs.

ASU played only four games in 2020 due to the pandemic. Daniels connected on 58.3 percent of his throws for 701 yards and five TDs compared to just one interception. He had 223 rushing yards and four TDs.

Daniels completed 65.4 percent of his passes this past season. He had 2,381 passing yards and 10 TDs, but he was intercepted 10 times. Daniels had 710 rushing yards and six TDs.

ASU finished this past year with an 8-5 record. The Sun Devils are 25-18 during Edwards’s four-year tenure.

Edwards and ASU athletics director Ray Anderson are on serious hot seats in Tempe, and Daniels’ departure certainly didn’t help their causes.

Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.