This offseason, the Missouri Tigers seemed to lock up their starting quarterback position for the next three years.
First, they landed Clemson grad transfer Kelly Bryant, who was immediately named the starter for the 2019 season. Then, they added TCU transfer Shawn Robinson, who was expected to sit out the 2019 season and take over in 2020 (and possibly 2021).
However, on Tuesday, it was reported that Robinson had applied for a waiver in order to be eligible to play right away:
— Gabe DeArmond (@GabeDeArmond) May 21, 2019
With Bryant entrenched as the 2019 starter, this seems to be a head-scratching decision. However, as Kansas City Star deputy sports editor Chris Fickett points out, by getting this waiver, Robinson could still play in four games and maintain his redshirt:
If eligible this year, he could play four games and still redshirt
— Chris Fickett (@ChrisFickett) May 21, 2019
If that’s the angle Robinson and the Tigers are working here, it seems like a good idea. Now, we’ll just have to see if the NCAA grants the waiver or not.