Florida State Seminoles football head coach Mike Norvell has announced that quarterback Chubba Purdy will miss the rest of the season.
Norvell says there had been a plan all along to remove some hardware left over from Purdy’s original collarbone surgery, but irritation accelerated that.
“He’s gonna be great in all aspects, it’s just one of those things of unfortunate timing,”
Purdy previously missed the remainder of fall camp and Florida State’s first few games of the season after suffering a broken collarbone in the team’s first scrimmage of the preseason. He made his first appearance in FSU’s sixth game of the season, in relief of an injured Jordan Travis.
With Travis’ status still up in the air, it appears Tate Rodemaker will be slated to make his second start of the season — given he’s the only scholarship quarterback currently available. FSU has two walk on quarterbacks in redshirt sophomore Alex Eleyssami and true freshman Gino English.
Defensive back Travis Jay played quarterback in high school, while Norvell has also shown a willingness to commit to the wildcat, as demonstrated last week with his usage of running back Jashuan Corbin.