Franks announces he is leaving Gators
Trask is 213-of-315 passing (67.6%) for 2,636 yards and 24 touchdowns with six interceptions this season while also running for three scores.
Mullen said earlier last month that Franks’ injury likely would have kept him out of spring practices, putting him at a clear disadvantage in the QB race.
If football doesn’t work out for Franks, he could explore a baseball career. The Boston Red Sox selected him in the 31st round of the 2019 MLB draft and paid him a $40,000 signing bonus.
Shortly after he was drafted, Franks said he was committed to playing football before exploring any baseball options.
Franks entered the 2019 with high expectations after emerging a season ago under Mullen’s guidance. Franks started the 2017 season as a redshirt freshman but was benched three different times by former coach Jim McElwain and lost confidence.
Last season, Franks accounted for 31 touchdowns, 24 passing. He had 12 total touchdowns and no turnovers during the team’s season-ending four-game winning streak.
During the 2019 season opener, Franks had three turnovers during a 24-20 win against Miami but was secure in the starting role until his season-ending injury at Kentucky.
UF coach Dan Mullen and members of the training staff console quarterback Feleipe Franks after he suffered a dislocated and broken right ankle against Kentucky on Sept. 14.