Will Grier is ready to move onto the next step of his career.
The West Virginia quarterback announced on Saturday that he will not play in his team’s bowl game against Syracuse on Dec. 28 and instead take the time to prepare for the NFL Draft.
“Will and I spoke at length about the bowl game, and I am fully supportive of his decision to begin preparing for the NFL Draft,” Mountaineers head coach Dana Holgorsen said, per CBS Sports. “While we will miss him in Orlando, Will’s commitment and service to WVU Football over the last three years will be talked about for many years to come. He led us with class, hard work and a willingness to learn, and set a high standard for his teammates. He will always be part of our family, and we wish him, Jeanne and Eloise all the best in pursuit of their dreams.”
Grier, 23, is among the college quarterbacks that Giants GM Dave Gettleman has taken the time to scout in person.
With Eli Manning turning 38 and entering the final year of his contract next season, the Giants could draft his potential heir in April and Grier is certainly on their radar.
The 6-foot-2 senior finishes his 2018 season with 3,864 passing yards, 37 touchdowns and eight interceptions. He is also third in the nation in passing yard per game with 351.3.
While Grier put up impressive numbers, he plays in a system and conference conducive to high-scoring games, which could make it difficult to determine how he would translate to the NFL and affect his draft stock.