Where Will Spencer Rattler Play Next Year?

| November 1, 2021 10:05 am PDT

Oklahoma quarterback Spencer Rattler came into this season with high expectations. He was the preseason Heisman favorite and was looking to follow in the lines of Baker Mayfield and Kyler Murray.

However, things haven’t gone according to plan. Aside from a five-touchdown performance against Western Carolina, Rattler hasn’t passed for more than two touchdowns in a game this season. He is now the backup to Caleb Williams.

With his draft stock falling, it’s fair to wonder if he’ll even enter the 2022 NFL draft. Another option is to transfer.

Let’s check out the odds.

Odds for Spencer Rattler’s Future Destination

Arizona State+175
Ole Miss+400

Even with his struggles, the NFL remains the favorite for next year. After all, he hasn’t played bad enough to go undrafted. Someone will take a shot on the kid.

With Caleb Williams taking over, there doesn’t appear to be a place for Spencer Rattler at Oklahoma next season. If he wants to stay in college and improve his draft stock, the transfer portal could be the way to go.

Because the NFL and college are the top two options, I want to examine both cases for Rattler next year.

Why is Spencer Rattler Favored to Go To the NFL?

Coming into this season, a lot of people had Spencer Rattler penciled in as the No. 1 pick in the 2022 NFL draft. Oh, how times have changed.

Now, I’d say there’s little chance he goes in the first round. He is nowhere to be found in our top 20 prospects for the 2022 NFL draft.

Still, Rattler has flashed enough potential that a team would take a chance on him as early as the second round.

This also isn’t the first time we’ve seen him struggle early in the season. In 2020, Oklahoma started 2-2 with Rattler throwing 13 touchdowns and five interceptions.

Over his final seven games, he put up these numbers.

  • 7-0
  • 64.6 completion percentage
  • 263.6 passing yards per game
  • 15 touchdowns
  • 2 interceptions

While he hasn’t been great this season, NFL teams will take note of those numbers. Plus, it doesn’t hurt coming from a Lincoln Riley led offense. Baker Mayfield and Kyler Murray both became No. 1 overall picks.

Sometimes, sitting on the sidelines actually helps a quarterback. You get to see the game from a coach’s perspective and you become more aware.

As long as Rattler is okay with being a mid-round pick, he’ll enter the 2022 NFL draft.

Why is Arizona State the Top College Choice?

If Spencer Rattler wants to stay in college and improve his draft stock, Oklahoma likely isn’t his best option. With that, we turn to the transfer portal.

While Arizona State isn’t the most successful school, they have a personal connection with Rattler.

Rattler grew up in Phoenix and went to Pinnacle High School. Arizona State is less than 30 minutes from Phoenix. Having the opportunity to play in his hometown could take a lot of pressure off Rattler.

The proximity to home isn’t the only attractive part of Arizona State. Dante Pryor of FanSided had this to say about a potential fit.

“One attractive aspect of transferring to Arizona State other than going back home is Arizona State’s pro-style type offense. Rattler, showing he has command of an NFL-style offense, could rebuild and rehabilitate his draft stock in a season.”

No matter where he goes, the whole point of transferring is rebuilding his draft stock. Arizona State offers the best of both worlds.

Jayden Daniels is the quarterback at Arizona State but he can enter the NFL draft following this season. Either way, I believe Rattler would represent an upgrade.

Arizona State stands out as his top transfer option.

Spencer Rattler’s Options

Despite the struggles, Spencer Rattler will have the opportunity to pick where he plays next year.

Personally, I think it’d be smart to transfer and rebuild his draft stock. But if he is okay with being a mid-round pick, then go to the draft.

Either way, the choice is his.

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Nicholas Sterling

Nicholas has been a Sports Writer with GamblingSites.com since May 2021. He has a rich sports background, writing about NASCAR, NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, Golf, etc. Nick is always ready for a new challenge.

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