TJ Finley, an Auburn quarterback who was the starting quarterback to begin last season, but dealt with a shoulder injury, has announced plans for his future.

“The memories created here will never be forgotten,” Finley said. “Thank you for an amazing 2 years. With me graduating this summer, I will be entering the transfer portal as a graduate transfer.

Finley was named the starting quarterback on Aug. 28, and completed 9-of-14 passes for 112 yards with 1 TD and 2 interceptions against Mercer. He also went 13-20 for 167 yards with an interception against San Jose’ State, and against Penn State went 119-11 for 152 yards with a pick. Finley missed Missouri, LSU and Georgia games with a shoulder injury, and was limited against Ole Miss.

When Finley won the job last year, the former LSU starter beat out former Oregon quarterback Robby Ashford and Texas A&M transfer Zach Calzada. This year, coach Hugh Freeze after the spring game said the position battle was open, and even suggested the transfer portal as a solution.

In the spring game, Ashford, Holden Geriner, and Finley combined to complete 5-of-12 passes for 60 yards and didn’t complete a pass for a touchdown in rainy conditions.