Miami QB Brad Kaaya announced Monday that he will be forgoing his senior season and entering the 2017 NFL Draft.
“This was one of the toughest decisions of my life,” Kaaya said, per Barry Jackson. “However, I have zero worries that The U will indeed be back. Miami will forever hold a special place in my heart and I am proud to say that I will always be a Miami Hurricane.”
A report from a few months ago mentioned that the Bears were already planning for the future and doing “extensive research” on Kaaya.
Some felt that he should be in the discussion to be among the top quarterbacks in this year’s draft class. However, others have questions about how ready is he to take the next step and enter the NFL.
Of course, you could say that about most draft prospects, particularly quarterbacks, so we’ll have to see how he does during the draft process.
During his college career, Kaaya has thrown for 9,968 yards while completing 60.6 percent of his passes to go along with 69 touchdowns and 24 interceptions. He’s posted a passer rating of 146.2 during his three years at Miami.