Oklahoma Sooners quarterback Caleb Williams will no doubt have plenty of options now that he’s on the transfer portal, including several teams vying for a place in the college football playoffs. But it was the East Michigan Eagles of the Mid-American Conference who got into the Williams draw in an interesting way Thursday morning.
Former Detroit Lions and Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Charlie Batch said in a tweet that an investment fund called GameAbove Capital to pay Williams $ 1 million to be transferred to eastern Michigan.
Williams became the Sooners quarterback in October when Spencer Rattler was benched in a game against the Texas Longhorns. He ended his true freshman season with 21 passing touchdowns, six rushing touchdowns and four interceptions. Three of his touchdown passes were won 47-32 against the Oregon Ducks at the Alamo Bowl.
His decision to enter the transfer portal came after Rattler moved to South Carolina and Lincoln Riley was hired as the head coach of the USC Trojans. In his announcement, Williams said returning to Oklahoma “will definitely be an option.”
Eastern Michigan finished the 2021 season 7-6, 4-4 in MAC play. They lost 56-20 to Liberty at the LendingTree Bowl.