Former Baylor Bears quarterback Charlie Brewer just announced his intention to transfer to the Utah Utes. As a graduate transfer, Brewer will be eligible to play immediately for Utah. This transfer news comes on the heels of Ja’Quinden Jackson announcing he was transferring to Utah from the Texas Longhorns. Quarterback looked like a potential question mark for Utah going into 2021, and now the Utes have a ton of talent and depth at the position. Utah has three former four-star recruits in Jackson, Cam Rising, and incoming freshman Peter Costelli in addition to Brewer who was a multi-year starter for the Bears.
Brewer led Baylor to a Big XII Championship Game appearance and a Sugar Bowl appearance in 2019. He topped 3,000 yards passing for Baylor as both a sophomore and a junior. He started in all nine of Baylor’s games this year, though he did not have as much success after coach Matt Rhule left after the 2019 season to coach the Carolina Panthers. Brewer has the potential to be an NFL quarterback and decided a change of scenery to the west was the best way to accomplish that.
Utah now has a proven Power Five starter in Brewer and three intriguing prospects in Costelli, Jackson, and Rising heading into 2021 at the most important position. The competition will be exciting and should push all of them to be better.