The quarterback camp competition in Columbia remains ongoing, at least publicly, and now we know at least one of the contenders has exited the race.

As of Friday, quarterback Taylor Powell is no longer a member of the Missouri program. The redshirt junior has been removed from the official online roster.

Powell had been battling out to earn the right to be the first Tiger to start at quarterback for Eli Drinkwitz with former TCU transfer Shawn Robinson, redshirt freshman Connor Bazelak (who appeared in three games for the Tigers last season) and true freshman Brady Cook.

Powell was Mizzou’s primary backup to Drew Lock in 2018 and Kelly Bryant in 2019, although it should be noted that Robinson was not eligible to play in 2019 due to NCAA transfer rules.

Drinkwitz has previously stated that he has no plans to announce a starting quarterback leading up to the team’s season opener against Alabama.

“Everybody is going to have to guess and it is going to be used as an advantage for us,” Drinkwitz said at the start of Mizzou’s fall camp. “I’m just creating a workload for somebody, so poor GAs and QCs.”

Now the race is down to three with Powell leaving the program.