Auburn Tigers News: One former Auburn QB could transfer within SEC, another earns QB1 role in NFL

In today's edition of Auburn Tigers News, one former Auburn quarterback is exploring another SEC program after hitting the transfer portal, and another earns QB1 role in the NFL.

Auburn Tigers quarterback Robby Ashford (9) scores against UMass during their game at Jordan-Hare
Auburn Tigers quarterback Robby Ashford (9) scores against UMass during their game at Jordan-Hare / Mickey Welsh / Advertiser / USA TODAY
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In today's edition of Auburn Tigers News, one former Auburn quarterback is exploring another SEC program after hitting the transfer portal, and another earns QB1 role in the NFL

After two seasons with the Auburn Tigers, quarterback Robby Ashford elected to enter the transfer portal and take his talents elsewhere.

Ashford was thrust into a starting role in 2022 after former quarterback TJ Finley was injured and sat out the rest of the season. He then competed with Michigan State transfer Payton Thorne for the QB1 role in 2023 but ultimately served as a backup for most of the season.

Now, according to The Herald, Ashford could land at another SEC program for the 2024 season. The former Auburn football QB has reportedly been in contact with South Carolina offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains since entering the portal in mid-December and plans to visit Columbia in January.

College Football Edits on X, formerly Twitter, also reports that Ashford plans to visit Tulane and Utah.

Former Auburn football QB earns starting role in NFL

Meanwhile, former Auburn football quarterback Jarrett Stidham seems to be finally getting his shot in the NFL. Ian Rapoport reported on X that the Denver Broncos will be benching their starting QB Russell Wilson and giving the QB1 job to Stidham.

The Broncos are still vying for a spot in the playoffs, but need to win both of their remaining games. Stidham will start in contests against the Los Angeles Chargers and the Las Vegas Raiders. After going 1-3 in their last few games, the Broncos will be looking to change things up on offense, and it could be Stidham's big chance.

During his two seasons on the Plains, Stidham recorded 5,952 passing yards and 36 passing touchdowns with an additional 154 rushing yards and 7 rushing touchdowns.