Tate Martell Makes Decision About Miami Future
Tate Martell made a decision about his Miami future this week.
Last year, Martell made headlines when he opted to transfer out of Ohio State to play for the Hurricanes.
The expectation was that he would go on the sort of run that Joe Burrow went on with LSU.
Instead, Martell struggled to separate himself from the other quarterbacks on the roster and ultimately earned very little playing time.
With Martell, N’Kosi Perri and Jarren Williams all not having particularly impressive 2019 campaigns, Miami went out and recruited Houston standout D’Eriq King via transfer.
King is considered the likely starter for the Hurricanes in 2020, leaving many to wonder how precisely Martell plans to proceed.
On Thursday afternoon, Martell sent out his first public reaction to the King news.
i’ve been doubted before.
the people around me know the deal.. pic.twitter.com/TEZluWlV1e
— TATE MARTELL (@TheTateMartell) January 23, 2020
His response to the new competition: he will not back down.
“I’ve been doubted before,” he tweeted out.
“The people around me know the deal.”
Beating out King for playing time with likely be a struggle for Martell.
In 2018, his only year as a starter for the Cougars, King recorded 2,982 passing yards and 36 scores through air, while also running for 674 yards and 14 scores on the ground.
In a lot of ways, he is the dynamic dual-threat quarterback that many thought Martell would be coming out of high school.
All that being said, in college football – anything can happen.
Nobody anticipated Martell falling this low on the depth chart, and if somehow makes a triumphant return, that would an equally shocking outcome.