DONE DEAL : Iowa hawkeyes has announced the signing of former Northwestern quarterback, to their roster

Sullivan has two years of eligibility remaining.
Iowa City — Iowa football has finally found a quarterback through the transfer portal.

Brendan Sullivan, a former Northwestern quarterback, revealed his commitment to Iowa on social media Wednesday. His commitment comes after a trip to Iowa City this week.
Last year, Sullivan played in seven games for the Wildcats, completing 63.6 percent of his passes and throwing six touchdowns and two interceptions. He completed 12 of 19 passes against Iowa for 81 yards and one touchdown, one of only six passing touchdowns allowed by the Hawkeyes against unranked opponents in 2023.

SOURCE: Former Northwestern QB Brendan Sullivan visits Iowa Football |  Transfer portal quarterbacks

Iowa’s experience with Sullivan goes beyond Big Ten West rivals. Tim Lester, Iowa’s offensive coordinator, recruited the Davision, Mich. native while he was head coach at Western Michigan.

Matt Zenitz on X: "Former Northwestern quarterback Brendan Sullivan has  committed to Iowa. Made eight starts for Northwestern the last two seasons,  including four last year."  / X

Sullivan, who has two years of eligibility remaining, provides the Hawkeyes with much-needed depth at quarterback.

After Deacon Hill and Tommy Poholsky left via the transfer portal after spring practices, Iowa’s sole quarterbacks for 2024 were Cade McNamara (who is recovering from knee surgery), redshirt freshman Marco Lainez, and true freshman James Resar.

Even before Hill and Poholsky left in the spring (and Joe Labas left in the winter portal cycle), quarterback was an obvious position of need. In 2023, the Hawkeyes had the second-lowest completion % in the country and the lowest passing yards per attempt.


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