Florida quarterback Emory Jones will leave Florida Gators, enter the football transfer portal later redshirt junior season

Florida quarterback Emory Jones intends to enter the transfer portal, he told ESPN’s Tom VanHaaren on Wednesday, affirming a previous report.

A redshirt junior, Jones had an up-and-down first season as the starter as the Gators battled in Dan Mullen’s final season. He tossed for 2,563 yards, 19 scores and 13 interceptions. He likewise ran for 768 yards and four scores as Florida completed 6-6.

Anthony Richardson supplanted Jones as the starter against Georgia, however Jones had the option to recapture the work and showed up in each and every game during the regular season.

Jones was enlisted by Mullen, who was fired last month before the season finale against Florida State and later a misfortune at Missouri. Florida employed previous Louisiana coach Billy Napier as Mullen’s substitution.

Against the Seminoles, Jones finished 16 of 24 passes for 163 yards and a score however was taken out three times. Richardson went 5-of-7 for 55 yards and one more score as Florida squeezed out bowl qualification in its last chance.

The Gators will play UCF in the Union Home Mortgage Gasparilla Bowl on Dec. 23. Yippee Sports was first to report that Jones was hoping to move yet would remain with the team for the bowl game.