Ranking quarterbacks in 2023 NCAA football transfer portal

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College football's transfer portal window officially opened Dec. 4, but graduate players looking for new schools and players from teams whose coaches were fired are starting to stream into the database.

Quarterbacks have become the stars of the transfer portal, since teams are always looking for instant-impact players at the position. The portal has become the quickest way to fix holes, and that will be the case heading into the 2024 season, as well. Among the transfer quarterbacks who turned in outstanding performances this season? Bo Nix (Oregon), Michael Penix Jr. (Washington), Sam Hartman (Notre Dame), Caleb Williams (USC) and Jayden Daniels (LSU).

So far, double-digit quarterbacks with starting experience have entered the portal, and they could find their new schools soon. To make it easier to follow who's available, let's rank the best available signal-callers, starting at the top. We'll continue to adjust these rankings as new quarterbacks enter the portal.

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Best available quarterbacks in the transfer portal

Brayden Dorman, QB

Transferring from: Arizona

HT: 6-5 | WT: 225 | Class: Junior

Background: Dorman was the No. 235 prospect overall in the 2023 recruiting class out of Colorado Springs, Colorado. He was the No. 11 pocket passer in the class and had offers from Colorado, Cal, Oregon State and a handful of others. It would make sense if he were to follow head coach Jedd Fisch to Washington. He did not play in the 2023 season, so he will still have four years of eligibility remaining and will be eligible immediately at his next school.