JACKSONVILLE, FL - JANUARY 02: Quarterback John Brantley #12 of the Florida Gators drops back to pass during the TaxSlayer.com Gator Bowl against the Ohio State Buckeyes at EverBank Field on January 2, 2012 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)
If you were one of the approximately two Gators fans wondering where John Brantley would end up in the wake of the 2012 NFL Draft, wonder no more! Via Robbie Andreu:
Florida quarterback John Brantley just signed a free-agent contract with the Baltimore Ravens. Sounds very excited about the opportunity.— Robbie Andreu (@RobbieAndreu) April 28, 2012
Brantley will go down as perhaps Florida's most star-crossed quarterback of the modern era. He came to Florida as a five-star recruit with all the promise in the world, and served as Tim Tebow's understudy, beating out eventual Heisman Trophy winner Cam Newton for that role. But injuries and a scheme that he didn't fit hamstringing him as a junior in 2010 and injuries and a team bereft of talent sideswiped his 2011, leaving Brantley with only the 2012 Gator Bowl as his signature win.