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Pitt Star WR Jordan Addison Officially Enters the Transfer Portal

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Jordan Addison has submitted his paperwork and officially entered the NCAA transfer portal, Pittsburgh Sports Now can confirm.

Addison, Pitt’s Biletnikoff Award-winning wide receiver in 2021, shockingly entered the rumor mill Friday night, with reports of USC offering a lucrative NIL deal to lure him to Los Angeles. Addison was spotted at the Las Vegas airport Saturday, and despite Pitt’s efforts to keep Addison in Pittsburgh, Addison has officially exited the program.

Addison, obviously, is a massive loss for the program. The best wide receiver in college football doesn’t leave without drastically impacting his position room. Addison caught 100 balls for 1,593 yards and 17 touchdowns in 2021, providing Kenny Pickett with a favorite target, and now Pickett and Addison are both gone entering the 2022 season.

After two seasons at Pitt, he will finish his Pitt career with 160 catches for 2,259 yards and 21 touchdowns in just 24 games. Addison’s loss isn’t just devastating from the on-field standpoint, as he was expected to be a key piece in leading Pitt’s offense post-Kenny Pickett. A move of Addison’s magnitude is a landscape-altering event that seemingly begins the age of college football where NIL deals rule over all else.

Jared Wayne and Konata Mumpfield form a very strong duo without Addison in the picture, and Jaylon Barden is the next slot piece in line to earn increased playing time. Jaden Bradley, Addison Copeland and now Che Nwabuko will be expected to step up — and Pitt could look into the portal themselves for a replacement. Tennessee Tech transfer Bub Means would now be a major piece in 2022, if eligible to play.

Addison is gone, and now Pitt will move on. In the new era of college football, if a player wants out, he’ll leave. It’s onto the next for Pitt football, which has already seemingly rallied around the loss.

While Addison’s next destination may or may not be USC, he will have no shortage of suitors looking to secure his signature for the 2022 season.

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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bcardy
bcardy
6 months ago

I wish him well. Hope USC has a losing season. Want the NCAA to fix this broken system. And last, pray this is not a reflection on Addison’s thoughts of either Patti or Sloven’s ability to get him the ball this year.
Let’s start the Mumford and/or Wayne for the Biletnikoff Award campaign now!

TJ
TJ
6 months ago

It still is weird timing. I don’t know about tampering but something/someone got him thinking that he could score big on the NIL front if he transferred. Have other significant NILs occurred in the last couple of weeks ? I now about the $800K-ish deal at UM b-ball but the other ones have been minor compared to what’s being tossed around with JA (obviously as the Biletnikoff winner, his deal will be bigger than most)

MDR
MDR
6 months ago
Reply to  TJ

5 star QB that committed to tenn for this upcoming recruiting class has a NIL deal that could be valued at 8 mil. Ewers, who I don’t think played a down at Ohio st, had a NIL deal of 1 mil this past season.

Next step is super conferences, imo, and that should occur within 5-10 years. College football as we all know it, is over.

On Campus Stadium Please
On Campus Stadium Please
6 months ago
Reply to  TJ

Xavier Worthy at Texas was offered a million dollars to leave but he chose to stay with Quinn Ewers. Schools like Pitt are now Triple A programs for the big boys. Duzz and staff will spend a few years to develop and schools will then bring them in on a year contract. Will probably see a super conference National Title and a lower Level of non-NIL teams play for another championship.

Krackerjack Kid
Krackerjack Kid
6 months ago

Don’t let the door hit ya where the dog should have bit ya.

There is football to play and this guy has become a distraction.

Take down anything do do with him and erase him from the program. His ethics (or lack of them) speak for themselves.

H2P

Dukes

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