Washington State Cougars quarterback Cam Ward announced on Monday that he will declare for the 2024 NFL Draft. Ward led the Cougars to a 5-7 season in 2023, finishing the year with over 3,700 passing yards, 25 passing touchdowns, eight rushing touchdowns, and seven interceptions. In 2022, he passed for 23 touchdowns and nine interceptions.
Ward had previously entered the transfer portal and was reportedly weighing his options between the 2024 draft and the Miami Hurricanes. He was at Washington State for two seasons after beginning his college career at Incarnate Word.
The QB is projected to be a Day 2 pick, but could sneak into Day 1 depending on how the next few months pan out for him. Miami will now need to look elsewhere to fill their gap at quarterback ahead of the 2024 season. Will Howard and KJ Jefferson are considered some top options for the Hurricanes.