Clemson has been hit by a lot of transfers over the last two years, leaving their quarterback depth chart a little thin. With the announcement of Kelly Bryant transferring, it leaves the Tigers’ Trevor Lawrence and Chase Brice as the only two quarterbacks on the roster per the Tigers depth chart released ahead of the Syracuse matchup.
According to Rivals’ Woody Wommack, the following Clemson quarterbacks have transferred (in addition to Bryant) since Lawrence arrived at Clemson: Hunter Johnson, Zerrick Cooper and Tucker Israel. The Tigers are so thin at quarterback that wide receiver Hunter Renfrow is potentially Clemson’s third-string quarterback.
During Clemson’s camp in August, Clemson’s co-offensive coordinator Tony Elliott spoke highly of Chase Brice prior to a starter being named.
“Chase even has been the best guy some days,” Elliott told the Post and Courier. “I’m really, really proud of him and really, really confident in him. And he’s battling. So it’s not already decided.”
Elliott also noted there were times that Elliott looked as good as Lawrence or Bryant.
“You really can’t tell the difference in our quarterbacks,” Elliott explained to the Post and Courier. “A lot of times you’ll say, ‘Look at that throw. Who was that?’ And it’s like, ‘That was Chase. That was Kelly. That was Trevor.’”
Here’s a look at the current Clemson quarterback depth chart.
Clemson Projected Quarterback Depth Chart
|Chase Brice||Freshman (RS)|
Source: Heavy Sports