WATCH: Tim Tebow says he's 'proud' of transferring Clemson QB Kelly Bryant
Kelly Bryant had a large number of critics earlier this week, when the Clemson quarterback decided he was going to redshirt this season and transfer to a different school.
Bryant led the Tigers to the College Football Playoff National Championship Game last year, but he was benched this season in favor of freshman Trevor Lawrence.
While many disagreed with Bryant’s decision to leave, he has at least one supporter — former Florida quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow.
“I agree with him, I’m proud of him for making that decision,” Tebow said on ESPN’s “First Take” on Friday. “I don’t necessarily know that I would have done everything the way he did it, kind of leaving practice and some of that stuff, but it kind of frustrates me how everyone wants to get on him. ‘How could you not be loyal to Clemson? How could you not do this?’ …
“This kid, he gave everything to Clemson. He waited for his time, brought them to a College Football Playoff, they lost to a great team in Alabama. Now he got beat out by someone that has a higher upside. But I don’t knock him for going to live out his dream. And watch, if he maybe transfers to Auburn next year, where he fits in Gus [Malzahn’s] system, he might be ridiculous.”
— First Take (@FirstTake) September 28, 2018
While Tebow was only speculating when mentioning Bryant potentially transferring to Auburn, there is certainly the possibility of Bryant coming to an SEC school next year.
It will certainly be interesting to see how Bryant’s situation develops over the next year.