Jack Tuttle, Indiana football redshirt senior quarterback and captain, announced Monday morning he entered the NCAA transfer portal after four seasons playing for the Hoosiers.
Tuttle’s decision comes after losing the starting quarterback job to University of Missouri transfer and redshirt junior Connor Bazelak in the preseason. Despite entering the transfer portal in the middle of the season, Tuttle plans to remain with the team for the rest of the 2022 campaign and then leave as a graduate transfer.
“I love my teammates, and I’m not going to leave them in the season,” Tuttle said to HoosiersNow.com publisher Tom Brew in a Monday morning interview.
Tuttle acknowledged when players enter the transfer portal mid-season, they leave the team in many cases. He said he has no intentions of doing so and is not looking to become a distraction in the locker room.
“I’m giving myself the time to find the best place for next year and my final season,” Tuttle said in his announcement. “I love my teammates. I really do. I love Bloomington, and I love my school.”
During his time at Indiana, Tuttle has thrown for 819 total yards, 423 of which came last season when he appeared in six games. If he doesn’t appear in another game for the Hoosiers, he’ll finish his career with four touchdowns and six interceptions.
Tuttle, currently enrolled in the MBA program at Indiana’s Kelley School of Business, graduated with a Supply Chain Management degree in May 2021.
After this season, Tuttle will have one year of eligibility to play at the collegiate level. He is the second former Indiana starting quarterback to transfer in the last year, joining Michael Penix Jr., who transferred to the University of Washington in Dec. 2021.