Former Boston College QB Phil Jurkovec transferring to Pitt

Boston College QB Phil Jurkovec is transferring to Pitt

Just days after the Eagles' starter is entering the transfer portal as a graduate transfer, Jurkovec committed to Pitt according to ESPN. Jurkovec, a native of Gibsonia, Pennsylvania, has played in 24 games across the last three seasons for the Eagles.

His transfer comes hours after Pitt QB Kedon Slovis entered the transfer portal. Slovis played one season at Pitt after transferring from USC.

Jurkovec's best season came in 2020 when he was 205-of-336 passing for 2,558 yards and 17 TDs with just five interceptions. He played in six games due to injury in 2021, but threw four interceptions and completed just 54% of his passes.

Jurkovec also dealt with injuries in 2022. He played in just eight of Boston College’s 12 games as the Eagles underachieved this past season. Jurkovec was 147-of-247 passing for 1,711 yards and 11 TDs and eight interceptions. At one point late in the season, Boston College coach Jeff Hafley said Jurkovec was in concussion protocol while also dealing with a rib injury and a knee injury.

Jurkovec came to Boston College ahead of the 2020 season after two seasons at Notre Dame. He’s been critical of his time with the Fighting Irish and has talked pointedly about the promises that he said Brian Kelly didn’t fulfill while he was with the Irish.

Jurkovec was also the second ACC starter to enter the transfer portal as a graduate this week. Virginia QB Brennan Armstrong previously announced his intention to transfer. Armstrong was phenomenal in 2021 but struggled in 2022 as Virginia had to replace four starters across the offensive line and a new offensive system was implemented.

Former Michigan starter Cade McNamara unofficially started the QB transfer carousel earlier in the week. Thursday night, McNamara said he’d be playing the 2023 season at Iowa.