With the departure of Justin Herbert at Quarterback, Oregon Football has added some experience to compete for the position heading into the 2020 season.
On Wednesday, the Ducks added a talented and experienced signal-caller to the roster with transfer Anthony Brown.
Brown is a three-year starter from Boston College. He played in just six games this past season due to a leg injury. Oregon was among his options after already taking a visit earlier. He was impressed with what he heard from Head Coach Mario Cristobal and new Offensive Coordinator Joe Moorhead. His time to travel and make additional visits to potential suitors was cut short by the coronavirus pandemic. He made the best choice available and it was Oregon Football.
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Anthony Brown brings the experience of a three-year starter into the fold for the Oregon Ducks. For a team that has lost a key player in Justin Herbert to graduation and the NFL, the team needed an experienced option. Following the win over Wisconsin, experience at the signal-caller position will be key as the team enters the 2020 season with an important early 2020 test with Ohio State on the horizon.
In a message posted on social media on Wednesday, Brown said the only thing he was promised was the chance to compete. He was not promised the starting position, just an opportunity to bring his talent and experience to the table. While it appears the heir apparent is Tyler Shough, a little healthy competition is not a bad thing.
Brown is still recovering, now at his home in New Jersey. As a junior last season, he threw for 1250 yards, 9 touchdowns, and 2 interceptions before the injury. For his career with the Golden Eagles, he has thrown for over 4500 yards and 40 touchdowns.