Kyle Trask has already made his decision on whether to return for 2020
One key Florida player apparently won’t be heading to the NFL next season despite being eligible to do so.
While meeting with the media on Monday, Gators redshirt junior quarterback Kyle Trask stated his intention to return to the team next season rather than declare for the 2020 NFL Draft.
“I still have a whole ‘nother year here, so I don’t plan on leaving,” Trask told the media.
That’s great news for Florida, as Trask has played well since taking over for the injured Feleipe Franks this season. Trask has passed for 2,293 yards, 21 touchdowns and six interceptions in 10 games. Franks suffered a season-ending ankle injury in the Gators’ third game of the season vs. Kentucky.
Like Trask, Franks could either return to Florida next season or declare for the NFL. The Gators also have redshirt freshman quarterback Emory Jones on their roster, so they could have plenty of depth at the position again in 2020.
But while Franks’ return isn’t a sure thing, Trask has now made it clear he’ll be back. And with the way he has played, it would be tough for Florida head coach Dan Mullen not to make him the starter next year.
Trask and the Gators are set to take on in-state rival Florida State in their regular-season finale on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. ET on SEC Network.