Nebraska quarterback Tanner Lee will enter the 2018 NFL Draft. Lee, who started for the Huskers in 2017 after transferring from Tulane, made the announcement Thursday on his Twitter account.
Lee had one more year of eligibility remaining.
Nebraska QB Tanner Lee delcares for 2018 NFL Draft
To Husker Nation: Thank You! pic.twitter.com/1MQYtpMusL
— Tanner Lee (@TannerLee13_) December 28, 2017
“I’ve decided to enter the NFL Draft and pursue an opportunity that I feel is best for myself and my family at this time,” Lee wrote. “I want to say thank you to Coach Riley, Coach Langsdorf, Coach Keith Williams, and all my coaches for the opportunity to play for Nebraska; It was the opportunity of a lifetime.”
Lee also thanked his teammates and Nebraska fans in his note. He said he will be a “Husker for life” and wished new Nebraska coach Scott Frost well in Lincoln. Lee, a classic pro-style quarterback, might not have been a good fit in Frost’s offense. But Lee said to Sean Callahan of Husker Online that Frost told him he was welcome to stay and that he’d be “his guy.”
More from @TannerLee13_ on @coach_frost: "He told me if I wanted to stay, I am more than welcome to stay, and he’d love to have me. He said I’d be his guy and we would roll from there, and I believed him." #Huskers
— Sean Callahan (@Sean_Callahan) December 28, 2017
In his lone season on the field with the Huskers, Lee threw for 3,143 yards, 23 touchdowns, 16 interceptions and had a 57.5 completion percentage. His large frame (6-foot-4, 220 pounds) and strong arm could make him an appealing target for NFL teams in the draft.