Valued portal QB Ward states for NFL draft

  • Kyle Bonagura, ESPN Staff WriterJan 1, 2024, 12:54 PM ET


    • Covers the Pac-12.
    • Joined ESPN in 2014.
    • Gone To Washington State University.Former Washington State quarterback

    Cam Ward announced Monday that he will get in the NFL draft in a brief video published on social media.Ward, who got in the transfer portal after 2 seasons with the Cougars, was among the most popular quarterbacks. However regardless of being pursued by several schools– most notably Miami and Florida State– the former Incarnate Word player chose to concentrate on a professional career.Ward will not immediately sign with an agent, according to his dad, Calvin Ward.

    But he’ll start training for the draft on Tuesday.Editor’s Picks By not signing with a representative, Ward preserves the alternative to reverse course and utilize his final year of college eligibility. He

    has up until Jan. 15 to file paperwork with the NFL that would make him qualified for the draft, which begins on April 25. After leaving FCS program Incarnate Word after throwing for 4,648 backyards with 47 goal passes in 2021, Ward had 2 strong seasons for the

    Cougars. He threw for 3,735 lawns with 25 touchdowns and seven interceptions this season, ranking No. 8 nationally in passing yards.ESPN’s Pete Thamel contributed to this report.

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