Rumors of Florida quarterback Will Grier transferring were swirling Tuesday afternoon on Twitter, but it turns out there is no truth to them.
According to the Independent Florida Alligator’s Graham Hall, Grier has not requested a transfer. He has been away from the team for several weeks because of his year-long suspension for taking performance-enhancing drugs.
Grier finished the 2015 season with 1,204 passing yards, 10 touchdowns and three interceptions.
Since Grier’s suspension, the Gators’ offensive production has plummeted. With Treon Harris under center for the past six games, Florida has averaged 18.33 points and 318 yards per game. Grier’s importance to the future of the program cannot be overstated. The full potential of this team can’t be reached without him under center.
Grier is eligible for reinstatement on Oct. 10, 2016. He could play against Missouri, which would be Florida’s seventh game of the season.
It would be a surprise if Grier doesn’t end up back as the team’s starter at some point after his suspension is finished.