TJ Finley has confirmed the news, he’s leaving LSU.

The sophomore quarterback started five games last season for the Tigers, which is more starts than any other signal-caller on LSU’s roster has for their entire college career.

In his five appearances for the Tigers during his true freshman season in 2020, Finley completed 80 of 140 passes for 941 yards with five touchdowns and five interceptions.

He had been competing for the starting quarterback role in LSU’s offense with Myles Brennan, Max Johnson and Garrett Nussimeir this spring in Baton Rouge.

Following his decision to enter the NCAA transfer portal this week, Finley released the following statement:

“Dear Louisiana State University, I would like to express my sincere gratitude to all my coaches, teachers, the student body, and fans of LSU of all of the love and support shown towards me this past year and a half. Being a part of LSU’s football team has been a dream come true and is one that I will cherish for the rest of my life. Although my time has come to an end as a LSU football player, I wish my former teammates and the coaching staff a successful upcoming season. Change is never easy, but is needed for growth. I am thankful that as I embark upon this new journey that I have God and my family with me every step of the way. Until the next chapter.”