Will Rogers is officially moving on from Mississippi State football. The Air Raid quarterback who produced absurd stats in Mike Leach's offense and thrived at times during his first couple years of starting for the Mississippi State Bulldogs is getting a fresh start.
That's right. Will Rogers, thanks to the transfer portal, is leaving Starkville and the MSU Bulldogs in favor of playing in Seattle for the Washington Huskies.
As Rogers gets set to move on from the Bulldogs, he's finishing his time at State having thrown for over 12,000 yards for MSU. Rogers threw for 94 touchdowns and just 28 interceptions in his time with State.
Will Rogers moves on from Mississippi State football and heads to Washington Huskies
Rogers has had his share of struggles this past season with Zach Arnett's haphazard decision to quickly move away from Leach's Air Raid (and also some injury issues), but he's shown that he can be great in pass-first offenses.
Even if he hasn't played in the sort of scheme that the Washington Huskies run.
Now Rogers will be joining up with the program that recently convinced Dillon Johnson to leave Starkville in favor of Seattle. And it worked out well for Johnson as he's now in the midst of the College Football Playoff picture AND he's run for over 1000 yards this season.
Now Rogers gets the chance to prove he can be more than just an Air Raid quarterback as he plays in one of the most intriguing offenses in the country. Ryan Grubb's system will likely require Rogers to take some shots down field and it'll also potentially ask him to scoot around on occasion.
But this is a system that turned Michael Penix Jr. into a bonafide stellar QB who was one of the best in the country over the past couple seasons.
It'll be fascinating to see how Rogers performs in the system.
Rogers is also joining Washington at a fascinating time as the Huskies make the move away from the Pac-12 and on over to the Big Ten. He'll be tasked with facing some intriguing programs over the next season.