Western Michigan football looks like it will lose a key piece to their offense.
Sophomore wide receiver Jayden Reed announced via his twitter account on Tuesday night that he is entering the NCAA transfer portal.
In 2018, the NCAA adopted a new rule allowing Division I athletes to enter their names to a “transfer portal” without permission from the program.
In Reed’s case, now that his name is in the database, any coach can have contact with him.
The Broncos will have a big hole to fill at wide receiver with Reed’s departure. He tied former NFL Pro Bowler Greg Jennings’ single-game touchdown record with four in a comeback win over Miami in his freshman season. He was also named to the Football Writers Association of America Freshman All-American Team after hauling in 56 catches for 797 yards and eight touchdowns in 2018.
During spring practices, Reed seemed poised to help lead the Broncos to success in the upcoming season.
“I just want to win and get to a MAC championship,” Reed said back in March.
But it looks like the Broncos will have to try to pursue that MAC championship without one of its most dangerous weapons in 2019.