QB Anthony Brown announces decision to return to Oregon Ducks in 2021


Oregon Football fans got their first taste of Boston College transfer quarterback Anthony Brown in the 2020 Pac-12 Championship against the USC Trojans. And then, an appetizer in the 2021 Playstation Fiesta Bowl against the No. 10 Iowa State Cyclones.

Now, Duck fans may get the main course in 2021.

Brown has officially announced his return to the Oregon Ducks for the 2021 season.

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Anthony Brown on returning to Oregon in 2021

The 6'2", 226-pound quarterback transferred to Oregon on April 1, 2020 and competed against Tyler Shough for the starting role. It was Shough's job to lose and Brown became the backup in the 2020-2021 season. 

However, first-year Oregon offensive coordinator Joe Moorhead opened up the playbook to include Brown in certain down-and-distance situations in the final two games of the season.

He completed 3-of-4 passes for 17 yards and two touchdowns in the Pac-12 Championship Game. The following week in the Playstation Fiesta Bowl, it was Brown (not Shough) who took a majority of the snaps for Oregon and finished 12-for-19 for 147 yards and two rushing touchdowns. 

It was an interesting decision to swap the two quarterbacks in and out like that, even within the same drive. 

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Now, with Brown returning to the Oregon quarterback room in 2021, that same competition will resume once again in the spring.


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More to come breaking down that competition soon.