Jarrett Guarantano didn’t waste any time. Just moments after Tennessee walked off the field against Texas A&M, Matt Zenitz of AL.com reported that the senior quarterback had entered the transfer portal.
Have learned that Tennessee QB Jarrett Guarantano has entered the transfer portal— Matt Zenitz (@mzenitz) December 19, 2020
Guarantano has been Tennessee’s starting quarterback for the better part of the last four seasons, churning through offensive coordinator after offensive coordinator while also going through a head coaching change. The former four-star prospect out of New Jersey just never developed into what Tennessee needed him to be. Jeremy Pruitt’s staff never really found a better option either, which created a strange, toxic relationship over the last couple of years.
With three games left in the 2020 season, Guarantano was finally replaced by Harrison Bailey and J.T. Shrout under center.
Guarantano ends his Tennessee career with a little over 6,000 yards passing spanning four seasons. He threw 38 touchdown passes against 17 interceptions while completing 61 percent of his pass attempts.
He will now be looking for a new home with one season of eligibility remaining.
Tennessee will enter 2021 with Harrison Bailey, J.T. Shrout, Brian Maurer and Kaidon Salter in the quarterback room, setting up a fascinating battle for the spring.