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CBS Sports Lists Utah’s Charlie Brewer Among Top Tier Of Transfer QB’s

Utah Utes quarterback Charlie Brewer. (Photo courtesy of Utah Athletics)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – CBS Sports gave high praise to Utah QB transfer Charlie Brewer, listing him among the top tier of transfer signal callers.

Ben Kercheval of CBS Sports released a story on Wednesday of the college football transfer QB’s in tiers. The first tier is “playoff hopefuls, league title contenders.”

Utah quarterback Charlie Brewer and Wisconsin transfer QB and current Notre Dame signal caller Jack Coan are in that top tier. Here is what Kercheval said about Brewer.

“I don’t know how many friends I have on this island, but Brewer felt a little undervalued during his time at Baylor. He was solid as a freshman on a cruddy team and then posted back-to-back 3,000-yard passing seasons with 40 touchdowns as a sophomore and junior, leading the Bears to a Big 12 title game appearance in the latter. And while he wasn’t bad in 2020, Baylor was hit as hard as any program by COVID-19. Throw that out. 

Brewer will face competition from Cam Rising in the preseason, but for whatever it’s worth, he was literally perfect in the Utes’ spring game (15 of 15 for 151 yards and two touchdowns). He’s not the most physically gifted player at the position, but he can win games. With a good defense, which Utah should once again have, Brewer can be the type of quarterback to get Utah back to the Pac-12 Championship Game.”

Brewer has been hyped up during spring ball by Kyle Whittingham and the players for his performance. It is warranted after completing all 15 of his pass attempts for 151 yards and two touchdowns in the spring game.

CBS Sports put four tiers in the story. In tier three, which is considered “bringing stability to the position,” former Oregon QB Tyler Shough at Texas Tech, McKenzie Milton of Florida State, Anthony Russo of Michigan State and Jack Abraham of Mississippi State.

Tier three is “heavy competition,” with Hendon Hooker and Joe Milton of Tennessee, and Alan Bowman of Michigan. The final tier is considered “looking to finally break out,” with D’Wan Mathis of Temple, Appalachian State’s Chase Brice and Tanner Mordecai of SMU.

Trevor Allen is a Utah Utes Insider for and host of the Crimson Corner podcast. Follow him on Twitter: @TrevorASportsYou can download and listen to the podcast, here.