Mathew Downing is transferring to TCU.
Photo: Steve Colquitt/UGA Athletics
Photo: Steve Colquitt/UGA Athletics

Another backup quarterback is leaving Bulldogs

Justin Fields isn’t the only Georgia quarterback transferring after the season. 

Mathew Downing, a rising sophomore who served as the third-string quarterback for the Bulldogs this past season, announced on Twitter on Wednesday night that he is transferring to TCU. It was unclear whether or not he would be on scholarship at his new school. 

At UGA this past season, Downing backed up starter Jake Fromm and Fields. The 6-foot, 195-pounder from Alpharetta saw mop-up duty in four games.

Despite Fields leaving for Ohio State last month, Downing was likely competing for the No. 4 QB job at Georgia for the 2019 season. In the early signing period, the Bulldogs flipped 4-star Dwan Mathis from Ohio State and signed junior-college transfer Stetson Bennett.

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