Cal reportedly lands Purdue transfer QB Jack Plummer
Major bolstering of Cal's quarterback depth in 2022.
The California Golden Bears have been looking for options in the transfer portal, and they’ve apparently found their man in Purdue Boilermakers transfer quarterback Jack Plummer. This has been reported by multiple Cal outlets.
Plummer’s stats at Purdue were rather impressive. In his senior campaign he started the first four games, completing 68.5% of his passes, throwing seven touchdowns and 0 picks (he played Cal’s future opponent Notre Dame as well, going 25-36 for 182 yards and a touchdown). Eventually Aidan O’Connell won the job, and Plummer decided his future was elsewhere.
Plummer also had three starts in both 2019 and 2020 each. In his Purdue career, Plummer completed 64% of his passes, notching 26 touchdowns and 10 interceptions.
Cal has a wide-open quarterback competition ahead in 2022. With the departure of four-year starter Chase Garbers to the NFL Draft and some youthful options in Kai Millner and Zach Johnson to think of next season, Cal has been pursuing the transfer portal for another option, and Plummer became that guy. Like Milner, Plummer originally hails from Arizona, playing his high school ball at Gilbert.
Here’s his highlights from a 2020, three touchdown performance against Minnesota.
Adrian Martinez made a trip to Berkeley recently, but decided to pick Kansas State earlier this evening. Kedon Slovis was also contacted. But it seems as if Cal has found their veteran quarterback for this cycle. We can’t rule out the possibility of Cal taking two QBs either!
Plummer has two years of eligibility left, so there’s a decent chance he could give the Bears a good bridge guy in case neither Milner nor Johnson can beat him out.
And no, Jack is not the son of Jake Plummer. Nor is he related to 2022 Cal signee Jaiven Plummer. But his brother is Will Plummer (who beat Cal as Arizona’s QB last year), so we could have a Plummer vs. Plummer battle in Berkeley.